“Yesterday Bill Gates took some heat in the media when he proclaimed that Windows 8 and Surface tablets are giving the masses what they really want in a tablet product,” Ben Bajarin writes for TechPinions. “The tablet form factor may be the ultimate showcase of the differences between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.”
“Some of the best business advice you consistently hear, as well as the root of many entrepreneurs success stories, is to create products that you would find desirable and would want to use,” Bajarin writes. “Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are/were men of great vision.”
MacDailyNews Take: If you define “vision” as the ability to recognize from whom to steal, how to profit from the thefts, and who to crush via monopoly abuse in the process, then we guess you can claim Gates as a man of “great vision.”
However, the myopic Gates couldn’t even see the Internet coming, so to claim him as a “great visionary” in the same breath as Steve Jobs is beyond ludicrous, not to mention an insult to the memory of Steve Jobs.
Bajarin writes, “But they both also created products with this philosophy in mind. They made products that not only fit their vision but were something they genuinely wanted to use… Bill Gates’ vision for tablets led to Windows XP Tablet PC edition. This vision was representative of the type of tablet Bill wanted to use and the experience he valued. Steve Jobs’ vision led to the iPad.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Bajarin’s claim that “Bill’s vision appealed more to the business audience while Steve’s vision, and his own product desires, appealed to the masses” is simply not supported by the facts. Apple’s iPad dominates business tablet computing as well as the mass consumer market.
Even after being shown exactly how to do it by Steve Jobs, Microsoft’s Chairman Bill Gates and his buffoon CEO couldn’t manage to see it, instead continuing to attempt to shoehorn a desktop OS into a tablet, slapping on some “touch,” and then idiotically requiring it to be used optimally on a desk, with a kickstand holding it up along with a physical keyboard!
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