UPDATE: Reading Mark Papermaster's statement in full, I discover that it had been taken it out of context. The full quote, reproduced at the bottom of this post, makes a lot more sense. My apologies to Mr. Papermaster.
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"I do not recall a single instance of Apple being described as a competitor of IBM during my entire tenure at IBM."
I did mental double take when I read those MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 7, 2008 6:08 PM ET
Big news for Apple in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal: The company is losing one of its stars, Tony Fadell.
If Steve Jobs didn't loom so large in Apple's public persona -- drawing the spotlight at every appearance -- a lot fewer people would be asking that today.
Fadell was -- and until he leaves at an as-yet undisclosed time for "personal reasons," still is -- the top engineer in a company MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 4, 2008 9:05 AM ET
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