I argued some time ago that Apple is wangling to repeat the greatest marketing mistake in business history. This article only confirms my suspicions, with it clear that Apple has the same hidebound hardware strategy that doomed the Macintosh to being a (very nice) fringe product.
Mind you, futurist Paul Saffo disagrees. While Saffo’s no svengali, he thinks Apple’s Steve Jobs has changed:
“Steve (Jobs) is no fool. He learns from his mistakes. He will not repeat the same mistake that he made with the Macintosh,” [Saffo] said.