I use the D word, and not hesitantly, but I know many still hold to a "Prolonged Recession," and if that's your opinion, then consider the question a hypothetical. What will/would Apple have to do to survive a fairly long economic Depression? Will enough people still cough up the extra bucks for a Mac over a PC? Will the Apple handhelds maintain themselves as a status symbol but substantially lose market share? Will OS development slow down to a crawl or accelerate to draw attention? The colder winds of change are upon us.