APOLOGY: Re: "Piracy" (was: Unauthorized copying

From: Jim Strickland <jim_at_calico.litterbox.com>
Date: Sat Jan 18 18:08:01 2003

I think therein lies the problem. Microsoft always seems to aspire to
mediocrity in volume. I was reading an article on LowEndMac which
suggested that the reason Apple seems to take bolder steps and more
risks is that Jobs has *lost* a few bets - booted out of Apple, NeXT
tanked, was bought by Apple -, whereas Gates and company always play it
safe, but never rise beyond mediocrity.


> 2: His parting line in the letter:
> "Nothing would please me more than being able to hire ten programmers
> and deluge the hobby market with good software ".
> I just have to laugh when I read that. Well, he got the deluge part
> right. :-)
> (Disclaimer: Yes, that is a clear MS bash statement, but it is tongue
> in
> cheek... yes, I personally don't care for MS software over many of the
> alternatives... but in the long run, most of their stuff really isn't
> THAT bad... its just fun to say it is).
Received on Sat Jan 18 2003 - 18:08:01 GMT

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