Very interesting post over on Motley Fool about the lack of a coherent business model for Apple’s retail stores. The short version: thanks to some interesting accounting practices, it’s extremely difficult to tell if the retail stores are making money, or indeed if they will ever make money.
Ben Hammersley comes up with the goods. He’s managed to cobble together a site and RSS feed that allows people to post a request for something to their blog, have it ping the site via trackback, and hopefully someone will build it. Neato!