I recently picked up an essay by Neal Stevenson (A popular author.) at the local Borders book store.
It is chock full of thoughts on Microsoft and Apple. Specifically how they charge customers for the illusion of stability and the "Emperor has no clothes" syndrom when dealing with bugs and security holes.
I don't agree with everything He says but it is a good read.
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me