-- (deprecated) Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista)
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kaled - 4:02 pm on Oct 16, 2008 (gmt 0)
What about Microsoft scroll mouse?
I believe that's yet another idea they copied. If you have information to the contrary, I'll be happy to review it.
it's like saying something like Tamagotchi was not innovation
I confess I had to look this one up but... it's a silly little electronic toy. How is that relevant?
If they were way behind where are those companies that were ahead now?
Well, Apple is still going strong and derivatives of the ARM processor are now the commonest CPU in the world. The Commodore Amiga has no significant direct legacy, but, without a doubt, that computer was very innovative. It is possible to be innovative without being successful. It is also possible be successful without being innovative - and the perfect example of that is Microsoft.
I wonder what would happen if Apple concentrated on the OS and let other manufacturers create the hardware (for a small royalty, say $10 per complete computer). The price would drop dramatically and suddenly Apple's market share would increase enormously. Apple are great innovators, but maybe not so great at business!
Hey, I've just thought of a great Microsoft innovation - Product Activation (LOL).