The Waiting Game

Apple had a lot of cool new stuff to show off at Macworld, but again the word of the day is delay

You've got to hand it to Steve Jobs. Age has not withered the Apple CEO's famous flash and showmanship. P.T. Barnum himself could not have done a better job at the Macworld convention in San Francisco last week. Barnum, of course, could only offer dancing elephants; Jobs has some of the most sublimely sexy high-tech products of our age. And he was able to pull these latest tricks out of his hat at a time when Apple's profits are turning to deficits and Macs are selling at fire-sale prices. Whatever his flaws, the man knows a thing or two about timing.

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