http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2007/06/20/apple_buyout_rumours/ "Maybe Jobss queasiness with thinking about legacy comes from the pancreatic-cancer scare he received, and eluded, a few years ago. Or perhaps it comes from another sort of brush with deaththe Apple stock-option backdating scandal that embroiled him recentlywhich he also has managed to survive. Some of his friends say these close calls have mellowed him. "I see him around the neighborhood," says one. "He looks different than he did a few years ago. I think he may want to do something else." Say what? "I think that Google is going to buy Apple," this person says. "It would be a victory for Apple; theyd get major-league partners, money, and engineers. And it would be a victory for Stevea huge win that lets him leave the stage." Wow, that is some speculation. What are your opinions? I like them as partners, but one company? Rich.