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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Your Friend and Mine, Bill Gates

I read a little comment today from . . . what's his name? . . . oh, yeah, Bill Gates. The comment was made in the same interview where he called open source advocates "Communists". Bill was asked about Apple, and its success with the iPod, and what he said was . . . well, here, I'll let you read it:

Interviewer: What do you think of Apple's success so far? I mean, they clearly have had a hit with the iPod.

Gates: Absolutely. They had a hit with the Apple II, they had a hit with the Macintosh, and they have a hit with the iPod, so this is a company that's had three hits, and that's very impressive. There are a lot of companies that don't have three hits. And in the same way that Macintosh helped get people exposed to the graphical user interface, the iPod is doing a great job getting people to think about digital music.


Now here we have, apparently, a little glimmer of the real Bill Gates. He essentially says "Apple is nothing, their success is meaningless, and we're going to grab the market they're developing for us." At least, that's how I read it. It's also apparent that both the question and Apple's success get under his skin.

The whole thing made me think seriously for the first time about buying a Mac. At least Steve Jobs isn't afraid to have a Weblog.

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