History repeats itself. This was what happened in the nineties, when Apple was in such dire straits that Microsoft threw them a lifeline and invested heavily in the company. They figured the platform was a market for their Office products, so they decided to help keep it alive. I have often wondered whether M$ made a fortune off of this investment when Apple became so resurgent this century or did they bail too soon and do they regret keeping such a tough competitor in the game?