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    Newsletter Issue #1033: Will Tim Cook Tear Down this Wall?

    March 27th, 2022

    Followers of history might remember the historic words spoken by President Ronald Reagan during a speech he delivered in Germany in 1987, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Now it doesn’t matter your political persuasion. Those six words remain highlights to convey a heartfelt message about a country’s freedom. But the concept of a wall […]

    Newsletter Issue #953: If at First You Can’t Compete, Lie!

    March 5th, 2018

    Long before the phrase “fake news” began to occupy the nation’s political dialogue, one tech company was constantly the subject of stories often made up out of whole cloth. Not just rumors, but claims that something was factual, or accepted fact, even though the reverse was true. I think back to the early days of […]

    More About the Business Case for the Mac

    October 27th, 2017

    When I wrote about recent Apple partnerships with businesses, I only looked at part of the equation. There’s a lot more to report, but I’ll get to that shortly. Now the closest look I had at the business case for the Mac was a company I worked at during the mid-to-late-1980s. It was a prepress […]

    Newsletter Issue #934: Don’t Forget Macs and the Enterprise

    October 23rd, 2017

    When Apple made a surprising deal, in 2014, to work with IBM to deliver mobile apps for the enterprise, it was certainly a sea change from the original dynamic between these companies. Back in the mid-1980s, IBM built PCs running Microsoft’s MS-DOS text-based operating system. This was years before Windows took over, after becoming good […]