“If you look at proprietary computer companies, whether it’s Digital or Silicon Graphics or Apple I think the fates are all relatively similar. We know how the movie ends. It’s just a question of what happens in the middle. Apple has a very little customer base. If you look at the economics, it has been extremely hard for Apple to get a return on its R&D with a shrinking volume base. It’s not to say that Apple’s products aren’t innovative or cool, but the economic factors here are so overwhelming, it’s very hard for them to swim against that tide.” -Michael Dell
(Uh, thanks for the insight, Mike… what’s your excuse for Dell doing just as ‘poorly’?
P.S.: What’s it like to be Uncle Bill’s lackey?)