Apple Mac (was: !Re: Nuke Redmond!)

From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <>
Date: Mon Apr 10 19:35:15 2000

It was thus said that the Great Eric Smith once stated:
> If you compared Apple and Microsoft at that time, it was apparent that
> selling software (with perhaps some hardware business as a sideline) was
> a much more lucrative proposition. Microsoft had similar revenues but
> much higher profits. We all wondered why management didn't get it.

  While I might not like Microsoft or Bill Gates that much, I do have
respect for Chairman Bill---he called it correctly back in 1975. Hardware
was not where the money was, it was software.

  And Apple has never figured out if it was in hardware or software.
Personally, I don't think it's in either. It's in R&D, only it doesn't
realize it's the R&D department for the Computer Industry.

  -spc (It may not have started out doing R&D, but it sure ended up
        there ... )
Received on Mon Apr 10 2000 - 19:35:15 BST

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