“Microsoft’s stock price says it’s in poor shape and while the new direction makes sense, it would already be doing much better if it had listened to what Apple’s taught it over the decades,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “Here are a few lessons it should have learned.”
6 Apple lessons Microsoft never learned:
• Inspiration through good taste
• Quality not quantity
• Complexity costs
• Good products sell themselves
• Sexy simplicity
Each of the 6 points above discussed further in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The six lessons are fine, but Microsoft’s stock price is actually at a 14-year high currently, reflecting the departure of a clueless buffoon along with some investors’ collective delusion that a Microsoft insider fluent only in corporatese is going to magically repair the hull that Ballmer gashed from stem to stern and miraculously salvage the sinking S.S. Microtanic.