Apr 07, 2010, 07:36AM

Apple's conflict

"The iPad is Steve Jobs' final victory over the company's co-founder Steve Wozniak."

In 2006, professor Jonathan Zittrain of Harvard Law School predicted that over the next decade there would be a determined effort to replace the personal computer with a new generation of "information appliances." He was, it turned out, exactly right. But the one thing he couldn't forecast was who would be leading the charge. How, indeed, could anyone have guessed that Apple Inc., the creator of the personal computer, would lead the effort to exterminate it?


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