true_INFP - 8:47 am on Jul 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
Even if Microsoft created a better product than ipad, iphone, ipod, people won't buy it in such massive amounts.
Well, Ballmer should understand that the huge sales numbers aren't caused by the Apple products being extraordinary products better than everything else but because the Apple fans indiscriminately and fanatically buy anything and everything Apple produces. Almost like sheep (I've even seen the word "iSheep" used in this context).
Microsoft will never create such religious following because it is mainstream and a monopoly. People subconsciously tend to hate monopolies or just not get overly excited about their products. BTW, Google has been getting the same treatment in the past one or two years.