A forbidden fruit?

In the Chamber of Commerce Water Forum on Tuesday morning, Mark Sterba of CAWA compared the salaries of the president of Golden State Water and the CEO of Apple and indicated they were comparable in value when asked about excessive compensation. This was met with great disbelief. 
Water is a necessity of life, not a commodity, and Apple products are commodities, not necessities of life. Although my husband, Michael, and many others think both are necessities of life.

Karen M. Rosenthal