Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Aug 2006 20:33 UTC, submitted by Saad
Legal When Mac sales dropped off in 1985, Bill Gates personally wrote John Sculley suggesting that he license the Macintosh design to companies like Apollo, DEC and Wang, and establish the software as the industry standard. Apple declined, and Microsoft published Windows. Sculley was enraged, and eventually filed suit. After five years, Apple lost, but not before severely damaging its relationship with Microsoft (which accounted for 2/3 of all Mac software sales).
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by bubbayank on Fri 25th Aug 2006 22:16 UTC
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Why is it that everytime I see some really silly Apple executive decision, it's made by Sculley. Giving away the interface for Word and Excel? Brilliant!

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RE: Sculley?
by siraf72 on Fri 25th Aug 2006 23:03 in reply to "Sculley?"
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My take:

Jobs understood the technology and potential yet could not run the company realistcly. Scully could market and manage the company in the right way yet never understood the true implications of the technology.

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RE: Sculley?
by Cloudy on Sat 26th Aug 2006 04:58 in reply to "Sculley?"
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Because Sculley's gone, and Jobs gets away with blaming him for all the mistakes.

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