Sources Say Apple Originally Planned AMD Chip For MacBook Air
You never want to deal with just one supplier. You need competition, and the continual threat that you can always go with supplier B.
And when the specs are met and the price is right for the current generation, you drop the alternative supplier, and start discussing the next.
US Patent Regime Is Absurd
Have you only just noticed?
Linux Devicemaker Sued In First US Test of GPL
"According to his corporate biography, Radstone has an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge, England"
Particularly interesting as Cambridge University don't award MA's in Law. As I was told, Cambridge generally don't give out Masters considering their graduate degree's being already equivalent, although they do seem to award out some Masters.