Unlike Facebook, Apple actually makes something.

“Unlike Facebook, Apple actually makes something”, words uttered by myself in the office here in New York yesterday in response to the dismal Facebook IPO (which one Wall Street veteran is calling a disgraceful fiasco: “In all my years on Wall Street this is the most outrageous and egregious deal I have ever seen.”)

The debate about the social media economy built on the quicksand of advertising and the potentially bursting social media bubble will have to be the subject of another post, because the point of this post was to highlight some good ol’ fashioned manufacturing economy numbers – OK, Apple is hardly mining or automotive but you get my drift – those numbers belonging to Apple.

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