Intuit's CEO: a bad Apple?

Summary:The Apple shareholder meeting is taking place today, and it wouldn't bother me a bit if Bill Campbell were tossed off the board.Campbell, a longtime Apple executive, is now CEO of Intuit, the company of Quicken fame.

The Apple shareholder meeting is taking place today, and it wouldn't bother me a bit if Bill Campbell were tossed off the board.

Campbell, a longtime Apple executive, is now CEO of Intuit, the company of Quicken fame. The same company that this week announced it was stopping development for the Mac "until sales improve."

Campbell gave a chirpy quote to the media about how well he expects Apple to do, but his company's actions betray him. Hell, Quicken has 98 percent of the Mac market, yet it seems they can't eek out enough money to make it worthwhile to stay in. What gives?

How can Mac lovers -- which include me -- be expected to defend an increasingly indefensible platform when even the company's own board members won't stand up and be counted?

First, Steve sells his stock, and now this. I think any (remaining) Apple customer would probably be a better board member than some of these people.

Meanwhile, on the Mac-lover principle that I can't end on a bad note: Microsoft Office 98 is really cool. Try it.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software

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