Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Oct 2005 13:03 UTC, submitted by Hakime Seddik
Apple "This is partly a story about a company called Apple Computer. It's also partly a story about a fancy new iPod that plays videos as well as music and that could dramatically change the way people entertain themselves. But it's mostly a story about new things and where they come from, about which there are a few popular misconceptions."
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RE[4]: Fatal!
by alcibiades on Tue 18th Oct 2005 12:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Fatal!"
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"If they truly were a company "just like any other" then they would be out of business now"

Well no. Relatively few companies of the size of Apple go out of business. It is not a particularly remarkable feat to have stayed in business.

It is not, either they are great or they are zeros. Its rather, they have done quite well in some ways, not so well in others, just like many other companies. There are some companies that have done much better and some much worse. They are, really, just another company in the computer/consumer electronics market. Their performance is nothing special, as the Morningstar numbers prove.

The hysteria of their claque, now that is very special indeed.

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