The first, of course, is Steve Jobs, who stands to double his $3 billion net worth.
The second is Apple Computer.As a Disney insider and probable board member, Jobs will be in a unique position to commercialize innovative Disney technology.
While Disney's detractors insist that the company is only interested the innovation engendered by extending its copyrights, that's not the case. Disney has a lively team of patent lawyers churning out all sort of great inventions.
There's Disney's height measurement method and apparatus "for measuring the height of a guest at a theme park." (Evidently, the wooden cutouts of cartoon characters traditionally employed to separate the short from the tall proved too baffling for theme-park employees and visitors alike.)
There's also the fold-open box for displaying toys, without which the world would never have discovered the wonders of see-through packaging.
But Disney's innovations also extend to Apple's markets. Consider the company recently filed a patent "for synchronizing a portable media player [and] generating selectable playlists based on the user's mood."
Given Apple's hippy-hued past, it's a safe bet that many of the Mac loyalists who bought candy-colored iMacs also had a fondness for mood rings. And what could please that group more than an iPod that measures its owner's mood?