Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 23:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You may not have noticed it, but in the past six months, we've been experiencing a true massacre. Not one written in blood, but one written in microchips and touchscreen displays. The scene of the crime? The United States. The perpetrator? Google's Android. The victims? Everybody else.
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Deja Vu all over again
by elsewhere on Wed 5th Jan 2011 05:11 UTC
elsewhere
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2005-07-13

Am I the only one that feels like I'm back in the late 80's/early 90's listening to the debate as Windows started gaining popularity against Apple's more dominant Mac?

Substitute Android for Windows, and iPhone for Mac, and it is history replaying.

"Mac/iPhone has redefined the market"

"Windows/Android just copies Mac/iPhone"

"Mac/iPhone has a superior interface. Windows/Android is clunky and not intuitive."

"Mac/iPhone has the advantage with developers and apps. Windows/Android apps are crap."

"Windows/Android is fragmented with too many hardware choices to support. Mac/iPhone approach is superior."

"People are only buying Windows/Android because it's cheaper."

"The next version of iPhone/Mac will blow away Windows/Android forever."

"iPhone/Mac still has more market share even if more people are buying Windows/Android."

Etc. etc. Even Jobs' rant about Google's "betrayal" of Apple by competing with them after they originally partnered with them echoes Microsoft's approach of pursuing their own GUI OS despite originally partnering with Apple, proclaiming Mac the "future of computing" and targeting it as a primary application platform.

We all know how that played out in the long run. ;)

For better or worse. ;)

Edited 2011-01-05 05:16 UTC

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