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The Oracle of Redmond

May 13, 2005

Bill Gates explains why the iPod is just a passing fad during an interview Thursday.

“As good as Apple may be, I don’t believe the success of the iPod is sustainable in the long run,” he said in an interview published Thursday in German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “You can make parallels with computers: Apple was very strong in this field before, with its Macintosh and its graphics user interface—like the iPod today—and then lost its position.”

There you have it, from the same man who once assured us that computers would never need more than 640K of memory, and that OS/2 was the operating system of the future…

(via iPodlounge)

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