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Fred Anderson elected to Apple\'s Board of Directors

updated 08:40 am EDT, Tue June 8, 2004

Anderson joins Apple Board

Apple today announced that Fred D. Anderson, Apple's former executive vice president and CFO (for 8 years), has been elected to Apple's . Anderson retired on June 1 and was succeeded by Peter Oppenheimer as chief financial officer. "Fred is widely regarded as one of the industry's leading financial experts and we want his guidance and judgment to continue benefiting Apple's shareholders," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Though it is currently out of vogue to add insiders to boards, Fred is the exception to the rule." Anderson currently serves on the board of directors of eBay and E.piphany.

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  1. Nitride

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What. Ever.

    Somehow I get the impression that if Steve-o was not a flagrant Liberal this move would be ripped apart in every major newspaper from coast to coast about how the "ol' boys club" pervades the corporate boardroom and how this further proves the point that *somehow* the Bush administration is in league with all of corporate america to enslave us all.

    John Kerry would come out and say that he would have voted Apple's board, before he voted against it. And if he were elected president he would outlaw all Boards of Directors and replace them with Al Gore-bot, who created the Internet and is thus qualified to be on every Board of Directors. Just like a Lawyer from Arkansas was qualified to convert the free-market health care system to a Socialist Utopian system, like Canada (where you must wait 6 months to get a doctor's appointment for just about everything more serious than a paper cut, but it's free).

    Andy Rooney would flap his chops for 20 minutes, rambling on about how Apple's Board of Directors secretly went down the streets of San Francisco stealing food from homeless bums and scurried back to Cupertino to eat it, cackling maniacally the whole time.

    But that would NEVER happen, because Steve Jobs isn't a conservative and the Liberal media may prattle on about excessive "Executive Compensation" Jobs receives, but give him a pass because he endorsed Howard "The Scream" Dean for President.

  1. trevj

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re. What. Ever

    Being a Canadian, I'm not able to comment on most of your political ramblings, but I can assure you that we do not wait six months for basic doctor appointments. In most cases, I can get a same-day appointment with my doctor or another doctor in his office. And of course, there are also walk-in clinics that are also free of charge. Unfortunately, it is true that certain services like MRIs, CAT scans and knee or hip replacements require much longer waiting periods. But please don't go spouting off on subjects, spreading myths and misconceptions on which you have little or no knowledge. Perhaps if you are trying to see your doctor for treatment of paper cuts, you need to re-evaluate the mis-use of your own medical system.

  1. fleveneur

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Trevj: well said

    Trevj, could not agree with you more.
    I don't remember the exact number but a big percentage of US citizen don't have a passport and have never been outside US. They sure talk about things the media feeds us, sorry the controlled media feeds us.
    And being from France, I can assure Mr Nitride that Socialist system work. I am not saying France is the perfect example, France socialism is a little too extreme, and they do need some reforms but we don't have 40 millions people without health insurance.

    Anyway, enough with politics. I don't see the big fuss about Anderson being appointed to the board. He probably has money to invest and believes in Apple. And Apple believes in him.
    What I look at is the end result. Sure Steve is tough but look at what he (and apple team) have accomplished. Look at Pixar (killing Disney animation department). The man is brilliant. He's a leader, Apple fan praises him for what he is. I could not say the same thing for Gates, Balmer, or M Dell.
    When Apple announces iTunes Europe (and probably soon Canada) then it will be game over for the others. Apple will have a big chunk of the market. Will investors (or PC users) be saying: Yeah Apple has only 5% of the computer market? I'm sure Microsoft or Sony will be crying "Apple is a Monopoly".
    Apple is on the road of the success and will go a long way if its map is accurate and knows how to drive. I don't think they'll make a mistake twice.

  1. dennis

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: What. Ever.

    Liberal media my a**. Your entire post was nothing but a regurgitation of conservative propaganda.

  1. outZider

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I really hope that was a troll. If you honestly think that the media is 'liberal', you're sadly mistaken. Each newspaper has a liberal or conservative bias to a degree, depending on the editor, but it depends on which you read or watch. Don't be a fool.

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