The Indy 500 won’t be the only race making headlines by the end of this week. A far more epic winner took the lead on Wednesday when Apple passed Microsoft as the “most valuable technology company,” reports the New York Times. As a Mac gal myself, I’m shedding a tear of pride for Mr. Jobs — mostly because I do love a good comeback.
Handheld Devices Gave Apple New Life
The article calls Apple’s status a decade ago as “left for dead,” but handheld devices changed all that. Touchpads and handhelds are the way of the future (as Leo DiCaprio as Howard Hughs would say), and the future is now. iPod, iPhone and iPad sales have helped boost the computer giant’s sales to $222.12 billion, a few billion ahead of Bill Gates‘ Microsoft, which, at $219.18 billion, is hardly in the red. Bravo, boys, for keeping the spirit of consumer competition alive. Vroom.
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Caroline Walker is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor. She has worked in both the entertainment and the nonprofit sector. Walker holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MA from New York University’s Gallatin School.