< who competes with Apple? someone who would acquire Avid and start in a market dominant position. >
This is a natural progression. Think 'bout it. Steve Jobs fits right in Hollywood. He can rub shoulders with who's who at the temple on any given Satursday in the Wilshire corridor. He likes the digital realm with his side-kick hobby-lobby of Pixar, now part of Disney. What's next? Avid, of course.