FatBits: John Siracusa's Journal: Empire

“It is a dark time for the rebellion. Although the dual-core barrier has been destroyed, competitive forces have driven our rebel platform from its PowerPC niche and brought enormous pressure to bear across the entire product range.
Evading the dreaded specter of hardware stagnation, a group of engineers led by Steve Jobs endeavors to established a new platform based on the alien world of Intel CPUs. Your humble servant, obsessed with finding out what Apple is up to, has dispatched dozens of probes into the far reaches of the Apple community.”