RE : Gill Amelio on the Show.
Gill was unpopular because he fired people and restructured the company. the first iMac was conceived under his tenure (even if it was presented a year later by Steve). He conceived the stream lined business plan which revived Apple.
As a Smart Bean counter he did not fit the aura of the Artsy cult of Apple followers.
His vision saved the company. It is time to treat him as the savior that he is.
Note that this business lesson was applied by Steve at Pixar. Prior to Gil Amelio, Steve had never been able to sustain a profitable business plan.
Also of interest would be to interview Walter Smith, one of the creators of the Newton-> what does he think of the iPhone ?
His favorite PDA and Why?
Great Show only gets better with time. Bravo and Happy New Year 2009 to Gene, Graison and all participants.