“Don’t look now, but the role of the industry’s biggest bully is increasingly played by Apple, not Microsoft,” Mike Elgan writes for Computerworld.
“The most vociferous Microsoft haters slammed the company for being a greedy industry bully that used its monopolistic, clunky, copycat operating system to force software on users and coerce partners into unfair licensing deals,” Elgan writes.
“Don’t look now, but the role of the industry’s biggest bully is increasingly played by Apple, not Microsoft. Here’s a look at how Apple has shoved Microsoft aside as the company with the worst reputation as a monopolist, copycat and a bully,” Elgan writes.
Elgan doles out some real whoppers in his mess, including calling iTunes “the most nonintuitive application” on his Windows PC. Come on, Mike, get real. He complains that you can’t use an Apple iPod to listen to TV sound that gyms broadcast over FM radio when, of course, you can easily do so: iPod Radio Remote. Elgan even says Apple “stole the name for its iPod Touch product, according to HTC.” There’s much more similar baloney in the full article.
Elgan’s piece ends with, “My point isn’t that Apple’s growing bad reputation is deserved, but that Microsoft’s wasn’t.”
Full article, Think Before You Click™ (unless you want some laughs and wish to reward Elgan and his publisher), here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dwayne” for the heads up.]
Elgan’s piece ignores a multitude of facts and history, not to mention copious legal testimony and verdicts. Bottom line: Elgan’s piece is simply a quest for hits from a Microsoft apologist.
Let us know when Apple threatens some other company that they’ll need the “knife the baby” in order to continue receiving a critical product or support from Apple, okay, Mike?