Claim Chowder: Stewart Alsop in 1997 on Apple’s Acquisition of NeXT

Stewart Alsop in February 1997:

Let’s get this straight right away: Apple Computer did the wrong thing. On December 20, Apple announced that it would spend $400 million to purchase Steve Jobs’s company, Next Software. The company said it would adopt Next’s NextStep operating system for future versions of the Macintosh computer. Most of the commentary I’ve seen about this decision is off the mark, especially the talk about Jobs coming back to save Apple. That is sheer nonsense. He won’t be anywhere near the company.

Maybe the best claim chowder ever? (Thanks to DF reader Charles Bouldin.)

Monday, 30 November 2009