This rumor of an IBM buyout by Apple was funny but completely silly. But one thing that has been curious to me is that no one speaks of the possibility of the Motorola Semiconductor Department buyout by Apple. In the last months of 2001 I've read a few times that in the agreement between Apple and Motorola for the supply of the processors existed a clause that permitted Apple to buy that Moto department by the end of June or July of this year for $500 million. Does anyone knows anything about this? Is it true? Since almost everyone on this Apple rumors business think that all weaknesses and lack of power and speed that many claim to exist in several Apple's machines are clearly Motorola's fault, wouldn't it such a buyout make sense? That way Apple would, of course, control completely the processor development map and then, yes, it could have an absolute power over the development and hardware/software integration of Mac's. On the other way, Apple would have to build and support many processors, like the embedded line of processors, that Apple doesn't use and probably wouldn't like to continue to develop. Or, seeing it by another perspective, it would pave the way for many new products from Apple...PDA's, cameras, A/V products...who know's? What do you all think about this possible buyout?