Suppose you were the CEO of Apple in 2005 when a couple of
intergalactic visitors with time-warping technology offered you
Design and manufacture a small mobile device that seamlessly
combines the functionalities of a cellular phone, a web surfer,
an audio/video player and a small PC, and your company will
double its market cap and establish a third mass-market computing
platform after Windows and Macintosh.
Would you take it?
Before you say, “Are you nuts, why wouldn’t I?” ponder just a few
of the issues involved.
Remarkably prescient — Kontra wrote this back in 2008, but it reads like it was written with today’s hindsight.