“The secret is not in what you do to yourself but rather in what you don’t do.”
Carlos Castaneda

Journey to Ixtlan

What if Apple were Microsoft?

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Powerful predictions from the past about Apple:

But what if Apple were Microsoft? What if Apple had won the battle of the PC and was the largest company in the world? People would hate them. Why? Because they would be using the same tactics as Microsoft to stay ahead and keep every bit of that advantage in anyway that they could. Apple is the way it is because they are the underdog.

I’ll even argue that life would be worse under Apple’s rein. Apple controls the OS *and* the hardware: if we were under Apple’s boot instead of Microsoft’s, we’d be paying too much for hardware as well as the software.

It took a few years but I managed and am happier for having completely removed Microsoft from my life (until it recently purchased Skype … bummer). I am proud to have never owned or used anything from Apple (though I had a short stint with iTunes and thought about an iPod).

 

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