1998 Just May Be The Year Of The Apple

Your article "It just may be the year of the Apple" (Information Processing, Jan. 16), claims that, with the delay of Windows 95, Apple computers might just have an opportunity to capture some market share by means of licensing. However, Apple does not have a real shot at the market with its PowerPC chip because of the large marketshare held by the PC. In order for Apple to really move forward, it must be acquired by IBM.

IBM is capable of acquiring Apple and could recapture the market, which would take about three years.

Sujay Shah

Fullerton, Calif.