While this article
might have a point, it seems a bit unfair to compare public sector to private (4th paragraph from end). While this gap is considerable- and has to be reduced- there will always be gaps between public and private sector financing. Apple is answerable to no-one but it’s shareholders, who are unlikely to have held up a project like the iPhone after the success of the iPod. A public sector decision would have far more stumbling blocks given that the funding comes entirely from the public.