06 October 2014

The Lone Ranger, Superman, and Jim

"You don't mess around with Jim."
-- Jim Croce/1972

Or Tim, who learned at Steve's knee. GTAT has filed Chap. 11. They may have been headed there anyway, given their exposure to solar, and the vicissitudes of same. But still. Betting that Apple would be a good fairy godmother? Apple did much the same with capacitive touch screens with the first iPhone, although I don't recall any Chap. 11s from that escapade. Apple has, once again, frozen competitors out of useful technology. GTAT isn't the only supplier of sapphire, but nearly the only supplier of machine tools for making it. Who said Tim was a milquetoast?

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