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    Newsletter Issue #1031: Apple and the Money Machine Journey

    January 30th, 2022

    When I first began using a Mac in the 1980s, I didn’t look at the company as a potential money machine. For well over a decade, my decision was often attacked by PC-using critics. They told me there wasn’t any useful software for a Mac, at the same time I was generating content with Adobe […]


    Newsletter Issue #978: $60,000 and Counting

    December 23rd, 2019

    It was 1989. After using Macs at the office for a couple of years, I decided that I needed one at home since I had begun to take outside assignment. So I went shopping. To be sure, a Mac was pretty expensive in 1989 dollars. There were no budget models, but I shopped around and […]


    Newsletter Issue #974: Apple, Inc.: No Longer the Crazy One

    July 16th, 2019

    First some history: After using a Mac for several years at the office, I installed my first home system in 1989; yes 30 years ago. And boy was it expensive! The price tag came to over $14,000, which adds up to over $28,000 in 2019 dollars. In other words, in the neighborhood of a well-equipped […]


    What About the iPad Use Case?

    January 6th, 2017

    While recording this weekend’s episode of The Tech Night Owl LIVE, I had to wonder just how long it would be feasible for Apple to build Macs. As it stands, sales are down, but in large part that may be due to the fact that there were very few upgrades through the September quarter. Indeed […]