Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Apples or Chinese Gooseberries?

They do say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In which case Mr Jobs should be well pleased, but I guess that he is not. The news that several fake Apple Stores have been operating in China is quite amazing with some staff convinced that they actually worked for Apple. Several have now been closed and it is unclear whether all the stores only sold genuine Apple products or not. Perhaps shoppers should have tried to pay with fake money. On a separate issue it was interesting to note that on Friday of last week, Apple seemed to have more cash to spend than the US government. Perhaps some of it needs to be used to increase their manufacturing capacities. Apparently Apple sold 9.25 million iPads in the last three months but it could have sold more if it could only have made them.

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