Quote of the year goes to …

“I was 16 years old when I realized that priests didn’t really have it all figured out. I was under the influence of some sort of magical thinking, that once you got ordained you were somehow imbued with holiness. You know, stuff that prevented you from fucking up. So I thought I might as well just go out and make my own mistakes and see the world.”

Much Ado about AAPL

Think about it. “When Paul Allen and I started Microsoft over 30 years ago, we had big dreams about software,”recalls Gates. When they quit Zune, they proved that the vision never went beyond Windows, Office and Xbox. It took Steve Jobs to re-imagine hardware/software as an ecosystem to support a dedicated, cash cow sales channel of media and games that you buy until you die, which means right now, the only true competitors are GOOG and AMZN.