If you all look back, you'll see that the PowerPC architecture was completely IBM's design. When IBM asked Apple to look at using PPCs in Macs, Apple was reluctant to sole source their entire processor line on one company (at the time, Motorola's 68000 series chips were losing in the mhz war against the 486). So wisely, Apple convinced IBM to let Motorola into the PPC game. Thus, AIM was formed. Fast forward to 2002, many Mac fans are pleading with Apple to drop Motorola completely. So what would the Mac landscape look like had Motorola not joined in the PPC party? Here's my take ... MWNY 2002 - Apple unviels it's latest generation of PowerMacs. The new 1ghz G3. It sports a new 200mhz system bus with support for DDR RAM. Sound good? Well, unfortunately, there's no SuperDrive. Why? Because there's no iDVD or DVD Studio Pro. DVD encoding would take so long that it's not even worth it to have SuperDrives installed. Also, Apple's market share would have dropped so low because we were stuck at 600mhz for 2+ years and only got to 700mhz early in 2002. In closing, as much as everyone around here bashes Motorola, you have to take a look at what IBM was doing over the same time span.