- 1. Claim Chowder on Yours Truly
Me, back in March 2006:
One nice side effect of the continuing growth and success of Apple’s iPod / iTunes / iTMS platform is that we’re no longer subjected to moronic business and tech pundits proclaiming that Apple, despite its initial success, is “making the same mistake with the iPod that they made with the Macintosh in the 1980s.”Maybe the most wrong I’ve ever been. (Thanks to DF reader Tim Ricchuiti.)
- 2. How Sun Almost Bought Apple in 1996
Chris Preimesberg for eWeek:
Would there be iPhones, iPads and iPods on the market today if Sun Microsystems had been able to close a deal to buy out Apple in the mid-1990s?Refreshingly honest.
No, says former Sun CEO Scott McNealy. “If we had bought Apple, there wouldn’t have been iPods or iPads … I’d have screwed that up,” McNealy conceded in a talk Feb. 24 with another former Sun CEO, Ed Zander, at a Churchill Club dinner at the Santa Clara Convention Center.