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Random: Dumbest predictions on Apple

Wired has a story today on the “The 15 Dumbest Apple Predictions Of All Time”.

Side note: of interest to me was this one:

Sony To Buy Apple

"Within the next two months, Sony will acquire Apple. ... Sony will be the white knight who will step into the picture." — former Apple VP Gaston Bastiaens, in January 1996.

I was working for Gaston at that time and remember him saying something to this effect. I treated his belief with a mixture of respect (given Gaston’s background) and some disbelief (“why the heck would Sony buy Apple?”). Whatever.

Alex is a technology CEO, with leadership, operating partner, investor, and board member roles at security firms including AutoLoop, Borland, Quarterdeck (now Symantec and Cisco WebEx), GFI/TeamViewer, Sunbelt Software (now ThreatTrack Security), BlueStripe Software, StopBadware, Knowbe4, Malwarebytes, and Runaware Holding AB. When CEO of Sunbelt he ran a security blog, and he still writes on security.