Are the roles going to be reversed here....with $70B+ in cash is Apple now Big Brother? Where are the checks and balances coming from? "This week Apple reported that it had $76.2 billion in cash and marketable securities on hand. In October, Steve Jobs said of the cash pile, "we strongly believe that one or more very strategic opportunities may come along that we can take that we're in a unique position to take advantage of because of our strong cash position." Note: I'm an Apple person since the very beginning - never have owned a WinTel machine, yet can't help but wonder how size/$$ will continue to change the company culture/thinking. Self portrait of me in undergrad engineering school, this was for one of my "fun" electives, Winter 1985 semester......B&W Photography. I had fun taking and processing this.....its a scan of course. Originally posted here Oct-2009 http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=8707533#post8707533 1984 128k mac runing the 1st MacOS on 400k floppy and that's MacPaint on screen for my solid mechanics lab report.