Re: [wpmac] [NEWS] Google buys Apple
- This report is wrong.
It should read Topeka bought Apple, (right after changing its name to Topeka
- Chad W Smith
"I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - February
10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya
- I do so love the childish glee hardbitten journalists seem to get from
inventing painfully obvious spoofs today
On 1 Apr 2010, at 15:51, "jrethorst" <email@example.com> wrote:
> NEW YORK (April 1) - In a move that stunned many industry observers
> but which insiders say was expected, Google has acquired Apple Inc.
> (formerly Apple Computer) for over $250 billion in stock, other
> equities and cash, representatives of both companies announced today.
> "This is a very positive step for the entire industry," Google
> chairman Eric Schmidt said. "Apple has always had its own way of
> doing things and, while that was fun to watch, it simply does not
> comport with Google's pending ownership of the universe, and the
> resulting necessity that all things be done the Google way."
> As a possibly telling example of that perspective, Schmidt declined
> to comment on observations that "Don't be evil" is an astonishingly
> ingenuous mantra for such an influential corporation to have,
> compared with "Don't be selfish/lazy/complacent" or similar
> adjectives more germane to actual adult issues, limitations and lives.
> Apple chairman Steve Jobs could not be reached for comment, as he
> was apparently using his iPad to surf the dozen or so remaining
> websites that do not require Flash video to run.
> In related developments, Google announced that Mac OSX would be
> discontinued in favor of Chrome OS, which is already almost as
> popular as Windows Vista, and that Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod
> would be discontinued in favor of Google's Android.
> John R.
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