Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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RE[2]: huh????
by jgagnon on Tue 7th Jun 2011 19:12 UTC in reply to "RE: huh????"
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Why not? how many companies provide a line of products from MP3 players, cellphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, and servers?

Sony provides all of those except cell phones (they might even make those in some markets, I'm not sure). They make many other products that Apple does not.

Microsoft is on all of those from the software level and has even made most of the hardware. They make many other products that Apple does not.

Motorola makes most of those, but I'm not sure about desktops and servers. They make many other products that Apple does not.

I could go on, but there are many other companies that have a MUCH wider list of products than Apple, so what's the point? I wish people would stop suggesting that Apple is somehow better or more original than every other company on the planet when every one of their products was built on the shoulders of giants, so to speak.

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