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Post-PC vs PC.
 He still has until August to issue an emergency correction. 
Steve Jobs once told Walt Mossberg at All Things D that Apple wasn't good at strategic partnerships compared to Microsoft, and that is why (he thought) Apple would never succeed at OS licensing the way Microsoft did. He said it wasn't in Apple's DNA, or words to that effect.However this type of partnership with IBM sounds like a win win because it allows both companies to do what they are best at. Apple gets to continue being a vertical integrator designing the entire user...
Meh. They grew too big.
The rudder?
Somebody on the inside is feeding that French blog exclusives.
Most Microsoft partnerships end in tears. For the other partner.
 I think that's how they in fact describe themselves: a "leader in following trends" (which is a fancy-pants way of saying they're copying whatever another company has made popular). If it takes "Think Different" to create trends, it takes "me too" to follow them.
Sounds like the king posing with his sword over the dead dragon. "look what I slew!"Meanwhile, Amazon lurks in the shadows, careful not to appear big and powerful, even though its powerful enough to push large publisher around.It's odd, really. I as a consumer chose to pay whatever price Apple and Amazon charged me for eBooks and yet the government is saying I am owed a refund because prices were fixed by a cabal of publishers and Apple? Okay. But prior to that, pricing...
What makes you think that might be the case?I happen to think Microsoft is at its worst (culturally, as well as in terms of collateral damage) when they have maximum influence and market power. A Microsoft in decline is less dangerous, don't you think?
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