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I met with Fred Anderson (Apple's CFO) for about 80 minutes Thursday afternoon. Nancy Paxton (Head of Investor Relations) was also there. My goal was to give a presentation explaining what we were trying to accomplish as shareholders and to argue for a series of actions that would benefit the company by improving investor confidence.

80 Minutes with the CFO??? That is a *huge* amount of time with a person with such authority with a large corporation.

They are really really worried that your proposal will capture a lot of attention.

They may be preparing to run a publicity campaign agains the proxy vote on the issue. How would we publicize our view?

Through the internet, that's how! There are *a lot* of stock discussion boards. Each member of this board is certainly part of a discussion group elsewhere in cyberspace. Some of these are stock discussion groups, some not. But, even if not a stock discussion group, they will have stock owners amongst them, and they will know people on other stock discussion groups (i.e. Yahoo).

So, as long as everyone here promises to spread the word on this when the proxy is mailed out, we can do a fairly massive blitz of information to a lot of investors. It is theoretically possible to carry the day!

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