June 4, 2011
It’s hard to imagine that Apple, now the #1 technology company in the world in terms of brand value – some 1155 billion dollars, roughly the annual gross of an orthodontist, was once teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and extinction. And Windows which is a leviathan and by sheer weight of installations will remain a viable force for the foreseeable future, would grow old and demonstrate senile dementia………..but here’s the truth…..
Image via CrunchBase
Computerworld – The Windows 8 demo from the All Things Digital conference
left me kind of confused. More accurately, it left me thinking
Microsoft is kind of confused. Perhaps most important, it left me
thinking that most end users who pick a Windows 8 device are likely to
Don’t get me wrong — despite the fact that I primarily write about
and work with Apple technology, I think Microsoft has a lot of good
ideas going on in Windows 8. (It’s worth noting that I said the same thing last fall about Windows Phone 7 as a potential iPhone rival.)
Let’s recap the really good ideas that we’ve seen:
Nothing is permanent even in this digital world, I guess. What really excites me with this news is that Windows will surely come up with something better to crush Apple and Apple will do the same. It”s an endless cycle. But while these two giants battle with their new technologies, we”ll all just stand back and watch and enjoy the fruits of their technological labor. Everyone”s a winner in the end, right?
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