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Steve Jobs spent the holiday season prepping his Macworld speech and fighting off charges that he and the Apple board of directors played it fast and loose with stock options. Jobs ducked the charges (it was, after all, an Apple investigation, sorta like Al Franken looking into Hillary Clinton's campaign finances), and I'm glad.

Even if he was found guilty, I'd pull a Gerry Ford and pardon the poor guy. Let's face it: Steve Jobs is good for America, and even better for Microsoft. When Jobs was forced out of Apple by John Scully, the company lost its vision and stalled.

When the prodigal son returned, Apple was reborn. My only gripe is that Jobs killed off the Mac clones (imagine if Dell, HP, IBM and Gateway all made Macs).

I don't care if Steve Jobs stole my kid's lunch money -- we still need a strong Apple to balance the scales and keep Gates & Crew on its toes!

Posted by Doug Barney on January 10, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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