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Apple’s New Technology Gap

Apple Computer has appointed Millard "Mickey" Drexler to its board of directors, joining the likes of Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Intuit’s Bill Campbell, and STAR TV’s Gareth Chang. Drexler doesn’t run a technology company, dwell in Silicon Valley, or know much about the computer business; rather, Drexler is the chairman and CEO of Gap, Inc., a worldwide clothing and apparel retailer that’s also behind the well-known Banana Republic and Old Navy clothing brands. Apple apparently hopes to leverage Drexler’s consumer and retail marketing experience to expand Apple’s user base and product appeal. Who knows? Soon we might see Apple TV commercials sporting re-recordings of old pop songs, and maybe Sharon Stone can be convinced to bring a Macintosh to the Oscars. The possibilities are… endless?

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