“Coming turmoil among tech manufacturer and retailer stocks will not signal broader economic trouble. PC manufacturers and resellers will be going through a period of strategic adjustment as their inventories of mainstream professional-grade Windows/Intel desktop setups–box, LCD panel, OS, keyboard, mouse–along with aftermarket accessories for these systems, rise to excessive levels,” Tom Yager writes for InfoWorld.
Yager writes, “I thought our kids would be laughing at us about how our computers used to have all of these cables and dust-sucking fans, how they got so huge that we had to stand them on their sides and stuff them under our desks, how people had to write their own software to make playing a movie or a song easier than balancing their checkbooks, and how these boxes buckled and reverberated when you tapped on their tin can cases.”
“Hah! We’re spared from having to pass the embarrassing story of willingly wasting away in the technological trailer park along to the whippersnappers. You can say you were there back in ought-six when 64-bit Macs knocked the bottom out of the Wintel PC client market,” Yager writes.
“Mac Pro and 64-bit iMacs, and soon, 64-bit MacBook Pro and Xserve, will create mayhem in the PC market because Microsoft and Intel PC makers never staffed or strategized for user-focused innovation. Microsoft will follow along as best it can now that it realizes that Apple reflects and drives computer users’ desires. It understands that Apple is a far bigger threat than Linux, which it is prepared to battle,” Yager writes.
Yager writes, “Mark my words: All savvy users want bulletproof, manufacturer-supported commercial hardware in their server rooms, at work, at home and in their carry-on bags. By year’s end, Apple will have mind share leadership in all markets but servers. Its market share climb in ’07 will dumbfound almost everyone but you and me.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Yager gets it. This is the beginning of a wonderful period for longtime Mac users. For years all of us were the butt of tech columnists’ jokes, ridiculed by the “IT Guy” at work, ignored by retailers and software developers. But, we knew the truth all along. Now sweet satisfaction will be ours with the rest of the world coming to join us and discovering the greatness of the Mac platform. The PC Dark Ages are coming to a close! Bill Gates and Microsoft will be seen for what they really are/were: purveyors of mediocrity who retarded progress. Now the personal computer can finally begin to fulfill its promise.
Oh, you thought the war was long ago over? You thought wrong.
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