I’m not posting this so much to really take sides as to revel in the irony.

For, truly, the irony is deep enough to swim in.

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And, if you haven’t seen it already, don’t forget to read about the “blue box” industry that met a need in the AT&T monopoly era of 1971 on the Berkeley College Campus and provided investment capital to start Apple.

An ocean of irony!


One More:

At the D Conference in May, 2006, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, explaining why Apple would not get into the handset business, famously denounced wireless carriers as “orifices” that choked the flow on choice and innovation. Yesterday, Apple completed its conversion into an orifice.

Steve Jobs is gifted, but I think he is going to make himself as hated as Apple is loved.  Given the importance of image to Apple’s prosperity, this will be a really bad thing, if one only wants to look at the economic consequences.

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