March 14, 2008
Microsoft's Worst Nightmare: An Apple/IBM Tag Team
Microsoft's worst nightmare is a conjoined Apple and IBM. No other single change in the dynamics of the IT industry could possibly do as much to emasculate Windows. Buzz about an Apple/IBM merger has arisen cyclically ever since the 1991 formation of the PowerPC microprocessor partnership of IBM, Apple and Motorola. It was especially loud in late 2004, when IBM sold its PC business to Lenovo.