About yesterday's story, Rudy Rugebregt sent this email width a slightly different POV.
re: Apple immigrants and refugees
Some of us weren't immigrants so much as we were refugees. I was one of many who, seeing the Michael Spindler "We must crush Microsoft" speech, decided to take refuge at Sun in the early 90's. We watched the homeland burn and spin out of control but kept our faith.
Unlike immigrants, refugees yearn to return and bring the language, customs and practices we've learned back to a land we still love. With OSX, we can leverage what we learned at Sun, Cisco, Oracle, Netscape and other refugee camps. It really is that good and deserves a careful look.
You don't find indifferent refugees, they are passionate. Immigrants settled. Refugees still want to change the world.