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: huh????
by jtfolden on Tue 7th Jun 2011 19:41 UTC in reply to "huh????"
jtfolden
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2005-08-12

sticking apple, cheap and variety of platforms in one sentence? Bob Cringeley should write jokes instead of news and predictions.


You've apparently been sleeping for the last 10 years.

There's no other company today that has as successful a reach across not only platforms but market segments as does Apple. Sure, there are companies that are cheap... and there are companies that have a larger variety of random products but there are none that tie them together in a cohesive, affordable ecosystem for consumers.

The only other company that has the potential to come close right now is HP...and that tale will be told within the next 6 months.

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