- I've got to admit I'm entranced by the latest series of The Apprentice, because all the tasks that the teams are given seem designed to show up the fact that nobody in Britain makes anything any more, and so doesn't understand supply chains.
They can talk all the tosh they like about being the global sales manager, but when it comes to making things, like meals or printing photos, they're all at sea, because they can't seem to get all the bits together at the right time. And if you can't supply, you can't sell.
In the most recent episode they were tasked with making money from photographing people in the Bluewater shopping centre. One of the teams, brilliantly, found a David Beckham lookalike to pose with the punters.
It should have been candy from a baby, money for old rope, loadsamoney. But it wasn't, because for both teams the back office fell apart. No photos, no money.
And so we turn to Psystar, a (very) little company based in Miami, which last Sunday appears to have tipped off the Mac Rumors Web site about its latest project. The message posted via the site's "tips" link was commendably brief:
"PC running Leopard with no modifications", it said, with a link to a web page touting a new product - a PC that it said would run Apple's OS X 10.5, aka "Leopard"...