Originally Posted by PG4G
This embarrasses Ballmer personally, not Microsoft. He constantly dismisses Apple as an unimportant company that is irrelevant and small...
Ballmer doesn't seem to realise that either he is deluded and ignorant, or his attempts to convince us this have proven to be bull.
Exactly. In the last year and a half, Bonzo and his shills (mainly Enderle and Dvorak, but plenty more, for a comprehensive list just go to Roughly Drafted), have spewed so much FUD about Apple you need waders over your hip-boots not to get caught in it. And the bottom line is that they have all been 100% wrong. Recently Monkey Boy was spewing about how Windows Mobile had something like 60% to 80% market share and that the iPhone had "absolutely no chance" of making any inroads in corporate use. Not only was he blatantly lying about WM market share (or just extremely deluded, probably both), but he was flat out wrong. Corporations are noticing the iPhone because they have to; it's so good, it works so well, that people are buying them on their own and bringing them into their company on their own. And it's being noticed. (By Monkey Boy himself no less.)
I've mentioned it on other threads here, and I'll say it again because it's still absolutely true; Monoposoft is scared, they're running scared... all of their moves have been defensive ones, rather than being aimed at taking the fight to Apple and other companies, they've been fighting a retreating action, and letting Apple dictate the direction of the battle and the way the Monoposoft has to retreat.
Will Monoposoft ever completely die? I doubt it, but they're already well on their way to being a shell of their former megalomaniacal self. As another poster mentioned, there will always bee a need for "good enough".