Microsoft Could Exploit The Steve Jobs Blind Spot

Someday, someone in tech will understand this:

History Repeats

Everybody’s door is closed. You don’t have permission to reach them. Only their friends do.

Raging red boldfaced emphasis added by me.

With Steve Jobs’ current blind spot, we await someone with brains and guts to enter the arena.

Twitter is not that gladiator.

Now I wonder if it could actually be Microsoft. They once had a clue…

… even though they were handcuffed by the RIAA.

Even Palm once had a clue: IRDA in its PDAs.

But Microsoft has the incentive. It’s drowning.

Yet given that company’s track record … I have a feeling we need someone outside of all of these loops.

And with this post, I’ve added a new Category: Socialtech. I’ll add that Category to past relevant posts later on.

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2 responses to “Microsoft Could Exploit The Steve Jobs Blind Spot

  1. doug

    What blind spot?

    Remember that the first time MS got a leg up on Apple was after Steve Jobs was ousted from his company. Why??? Because he thought that a total rewrite was necessary on the mac OS to move into object oriented coding. So while Apple spun it’s wheels with Copland. Jobs created next which eventually became OS X and Apple has been on a great streak for a decade now.

    I’m not saying Jobs is perfect, but I just don’t know what blind spot we know that he has. Who’s to say what would have happened to Apple if they were ready with a NeXt style OS in 1995 as an answer to window 95?

    • mikecane

      >>>Who’s to say what would have happened to Apple if they were ready with a NeXt style OS in 1995 as an answer to window 95?

      I don’t think Microsoft would have continued to exist.

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