I argue that Apple now has not one but two monopolies:
I) A nearly-total monopoly on computer (and pocket computer)
systems designed with good taste.
II) A total monopoly on the Microsoft-free, hassle-free personal
Mr. Jobs is indeed starting to behave like that other convicted
monopolist we know and love. Yet unlike the latter, Jobs did not
engage in underhanded business practices to create his
monopolies. They were handed to him on a silver platter by the
rest of the market, which insists on peddling either outright crap
or cheap imitations of Apple’s aesthetic.