Originally Posted by phalanx
Sure. Whatever you want to believe. btw, Santa Claus isn't real.
I think the success of the latest Microsoft ads proves me right. Apple's Mac has been wallowing in the sub 10% market share for 20 years, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Microsoft is coming off of one of its worst years and still made more profits than Apple. It is hard for Microsoft to grow its market share when it has it all. I'm sure you believe that Apple will have 90% market share soon and Microsoft will will go bankrupt. When you don't have a grip on reality anything seems possible.
Success of the latest MS marketing campaign ads has been reported by AdAge, the magazine for the advertising industry, who sure love to see more dollars spent on advertising. So if you want to hear that advertising works go ask the advertising industry.
Apple has been cherry picking the top of the PC market for years, they aren't interested in the morons who can't work out that higher upfront price = lower TCO.
Microsoft is a criminal organization, don't believe me, believe what the courts have said in judgment.
Believe me about this though, morons buying your product are a pain in the ass. Dealing with people who understand what they are buying is much easier, much more rewarding for both parties.
It isn't just rich people either. Rich people can drop $1000 and not think about it too much still if you let them down they don't come back, they are less swayed by advertising. Some poorer people save, research and buy more expensive products that they have determined to be superior.
Advertising sux, if you believe what the advertising industry says you are welcome to the world of the most advertised products.
I used to believe that Microsoft would end up as some investment/venture capital type organization but with Barmy in charge total collapse is more likely. I refer you to PanAm, once the world's largest airline, six months later gone - poof. Why? - security issues.