FORTUNE -- It's not exactly on point, but reading Ben Popper's piece on Carl Icahn in the Verge this weekend brought to mind a Steve Jobs Q&A from May 1997 -- a few months after his return to Apple (AAPL) -- when someone asked: "Steve, what do we do about the press?"
Jobs spoke for nearly two minutes before he got to the punch line:
'The press and the stock price will take care of themselves."
It's fun watching Jobs tell the Apple development community -- four years before the iPod and ten before the iPhone -- to keep its eye on the prize: building great products.
Isn't that what Tim Cook's been saying since 2011?
Popper's Icahn piece is also fun, and it helps move the Icahn v. Cook story forward:
That would be the position of a "shareholder activist," which is what Carl Icahn calls himself these days.
Decoding the hidden messages in Apple's e-mail teasers.
FORTUNE -- In advance of Tuesday's special event -- announced last week with the graphic at right -- The Verge's Jacob Kastrenakes has collected a decade's worth of these press invitations, 27 in all, including the invite, above, to the 2010 Macword at which Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone.
Journalists have made a parlor game of trying each time to divine from the art and tag MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 21, 2013 11:26 AM ET
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A flock of former AOL staffers are about to launch a new gadget blog, The Verge. Their publishing model could end up looking a lot like their former employer's.
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FORTUNE -- AOL hasn't had much luck keeping its top editorial talent. The exodus of writers from website TechCrunch earlier this year was only the latest embarrassing black eye for the struggling Internet company. Now, another former AOL editor MOREOct 26, 2011 1:54 PM ET
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