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Microsoft bails out Apple

The $150 million loan from Bill Gates to Steve Jobs reminds us of ”It’s a Wonderful Life”

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”George, most people hate me. But I don’t like them either, so that makes it all even. You know just as well as I do that I run practically everything in this town but the Bailey Building and Loan. You know, also, that for a number of years I’ve been trying to get control of it…or kill it. But I haven’t been able to do it…. You wouldn’t mind living in the nicest house in town, buying your wife a lot of fine clothes, a couple of business trips to New York a year…. You wouldn’t mind that, would you, George?”

— Herbert Potter (Lionel Barrymore) offering a deal to George Bailey (James Stewart) in It’s a Wonderful Life