Apple wouldn't mind selling you a $200 pair of Beats headphone to fit your iPhone. And they wouldn't mind if these work only with other iStuff. But if your brand new $200 Beats won't plug into your MacBook, that's a problem.
During the fly-by New Horizons will be pointing its cameras and instruments at Pluto and the various moons, which means _not_ pointing the antenna at us. Later the probe will play back the recordings for transmission, but right now it's busy
But Apple did exactly that when they brought John Sculley over from Pepsi. And it worked well at first.
As to Chairman Wheeler, sometimes poachers do make the best gamekeeprs.
Not just the puny human variety that lets you sense walls before you walk into them (sometimes), but actual bat- or dolphin- level perception of the world around you. Or even weirder, a lateral line might be fun too.
Well, as a milkman you should have licensed one of my exclusive inventions: a semi-autonomous semi-intelligent propulsion system that not only pulls your vehicle but remembers the entire route and all the stops. It even runs on unprocessed biofuel and produces salable fertilizer as waste!
May I present: Equus ferus caballus