quote: Tony, isn't Microsoft the reason that Apple is still alive now?
quote: Define "largest tech company."It seems to me that is not something that is measurable by one metric alone.
quote: uh, try again, tony. Apple was about to fold when microsoft gave them 150,000,000 $ as "an investment."
quote: quote: Tony, isn't Microsoft the reason that Apple is still alive now? Tony: No
quote: All this relates to profit, not size. Apple makes toys and if they were to stop all production, the world would go on without missing a beat. If MS were to suddenly shut down, the entire worlds ecomomy would crash. Even Apple wouldnt be able to make anything, becasue all of the plants that make all of the ipod/pad/phone and Macs ALL run 100% of their business on PC's. Apple isnt 1/100th the "size" of Microsoft. They are currently more profitable though. Good for them, and good for the industry, but dont mitake thier profit for importance or size.
quote: Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. - Philip K. Dick