Re: A quick look
Big companies seem to atrophy and then get lost, MS seems to have that and Apple appears to be paralysed post-Steve and heading the same way. Google, for now, has some hope but their reliance on advert-support is worrying.
Apple, of all, should really be doing something new and imaginative. Hell, they have multiple billions in the bank and had some good leadership until very recently, why can't they throw out a few dozen small $10M-ish projects on the off-chance if any come to fruition?
 Yes, there are debates about St Jobs's talent and approach, but he could at least see products from an end-user's point of view, and how nice they would be to use, and kicked arses until things were made to work OK. That should be the norm, but appears to be a super-power in today's business environment.