The Oracle of Redmond
May 13, 2005
Bill Gates explains why the iPod is just a passing fad during an interview Thursday.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“As good as Apple may be, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe the success of the iPod is sustainable in the long run,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said in an interview published Thursday in German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Ã¢â‚¬Å“You can make parallels with computers: Apple was very strong in this field before, with its Macintosh and its graphics user interfaceÃ¢â‚¬â€like the iPod todayÃ¢â‚¬â€and then lost its position.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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…