End-users may have noticed that company officials seem to be resigning or being let go left and right, but not everyone might have seen a certain underlying pattern to it all and how it came to be.
The apple has long been hailed as the representation of the forbidden fruit, since it symbolizes temptation that leads to ruin.
This may or may not exactly be the best analogy to today's well-known Apple, but it definitely seems to have an indirect, ruinous effect upon certain people in the IT industry.
Not to say Apple is actively trying to affect other companies' staff, of course, but the fact is that, ever since it started refusing to allow any other company to actually compete successfully on the tablet market, personnel has been changing left and right.
Two of the most outstanding resignations of recent times are those of AMD's CEO
Dirk Meyer and of Acer's own CEO
As one would have guessed, the impact of tablet PCs on the market is the main cause of these two events mentioned above.
Lanci left because he couldn't find common ground with the board of directors on a lot of issues, leaving Acer to be submitted to some restructuring.
To make matters even more interesting, the reason implied to have gotten Meyer removed was a so-called bad tablet strategy
, according to reports immediately following the event, back in January.
So far, only Dell and HP have yet
to actually try a serious hand at the slate industry, since they can afford to wait and see, having strong bases in the enterprise market.
Nevertheless, the fact is that the iPad and iPad 2 from Apple are, indirectly, leading to this sort of complications, being cheaper and thinner than all the Android 3.0 devices so far revealed, effectively monopolizing (almost) the user base.
Ironically, being denied tablet success goes for both notebook and smartphone vendors, meaning that there is actually a chance for even more company executives to suffer the same fate.