“During his keynote speech on Tuesday, Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, seemingly with all seriousness, that someday, ‘there will be Android in every pocket,'” John Brownlee writes for Cult of Mac.
“For someone who has been prowling around Mobile World Congress for the past four days, it’s a statement that’s hard to react to without spraying crumbs. Schmidt couldn’t sound any more delusional if he were sealed up in a hermetic chamber with a scale-model of the Spruce Goose,” Brownlee writes. “The iPhone dominates Mobile World Congress. Google can’t even get an Android in every pocket at its own trade show.”
MacDailyNews Take: Eric T. Mole reminds us of a couple of people:
• Microsoft CEO Ballmer: ‘We are in the Windows era; we were, we are, and we always will be’ – November 15, 2011
• Microsoft CEO Ballmer dismisses Apple’s iPhone as hype, says Windows Mobile has market momentum – February 28, 2009
• Bill Gates has lost his mind: calls Apple liars, copiers; slams Mac OS X security vs. Windows – February 2, 2007
• Ballmer: ‘Zune halo effect’ will help Windows Vista – December 6, 2006
• Bill Gates: Microsoft’s ‘responsible for the creation of the PC industry’ – February 18, 2005
No wonder they kicked him upstairs. Next, they ought to take away his stage pass, at the very least.
Brownlee writes, “Eric Schmidt seems to think that Android’s on the ascendency, that it’s on its way to ruling the world. What a joke. Google can’t even set the mobile agenda or get people interested in Android at a tradeshow dominated by people who owe their livelihoods to it.”
Read more in the full article, “Forget Android, It’s Apple Who Really Sets Agenda At Mobile World Congress,” here.
MacDailyNews Take: The Way of Mastery is to break all the rules — but you have to know them perfectly before you can do this; otherwise you are not in a position to transcend them. — Aleister Crowley
Eric T. Mole got kicked off Apple’s Board long before he could copy down all of the rules.
See what Android looked like several months after Steve Jobs unveiled iPhone, but before Google could fully rev up their photocopiers and switch from trying to clone BlackBerry phones here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]