MSDN: “Apple sold 15 million iPads in the first nine months, while the Microsoft tablet has flailed around for a decade. Why? Because Apple realizes what Microsoft does not: the true laptop form factor is an entirely different device, not a smaller PC. It requires a completely different design approach, much closer to a phone than to a PC. Iâ€™m watching my 8-year-old daughter play with my fatherâ€™s iPad as I write these words. She loves it, far more than her PC at home. I wouldnâ€™t write a novel on one, but my daughter prefers it for kaleidoscope art and pony races. â€œToys,â€ sneered one current Microsoft employee. Thatâ€™s exactly what Ken Olsen used to say about PCs.”
Sneer all you want at that “Toy” iPad, it’s taken you to the woodshed and laid a whoopin’ on you.
Microsoft will recover, don’t write them off. There once was a company called Apple that lost its way, now look where they are.
One reply on “Is Microsoft the new DEC?”
Microsoft is the General Motors of computing. There are a lot of brilliant engineers and designers being run by short sighted management while feeling an entitlement from their past glory days.