The only way I think it would work is if the company is allowed to run autonomously. That’s obviously not in Apple’s DNA — though Steve Jobs largely did allow Pixar to operate that way (as a stand-alone separate company, of course), and now Disney seems to as well.
The big issue that everyone brings up with regard to this is Nintendo’s unwillingness to sell, and certainly not to an American company. I just can’t see how this would ever work if Apple tried to buy the company and forced them under the control of Cupertino. The blood would probably be bad on both sides.
In the end, there is only offense or defense in life. So why not take the offensive?
Had a busy day — hadn’t had a chance to hop on Tumblr until now. See all these icons with Japanese flags overlaid on them in my stream. Immediately understand what’s going on. Look to the right side of the Dashboard. Donation took 3 seconds. Easiest thing in the world. Ingenious implementation.
I did it. I survived vacation.
Yes, that sounds lame, but I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to not work for 16 consecutive days since I had never taken a real vacation before. And at times, it wasn’t that easy to just not work. But it was definitely worth it. And I hope to do the same thing at least once a year from here on out.