---- Ballmer: Microsoft Is Working Hard To Bring Rival To iPad
artek - 9:09 pm on Jul 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
Don't give up your day job to get into marketing, bad idea.
Thank you for your advise incrediBILL but it is little too late for that.
I wouldn't call myself expert but I have been involved in marketing for thirty something years at individual and mass consumer levels running businesses where my valet would be severely punished for not recognizing in time consumer' buying trends.
I learned hard way to recognize first signs where real consumer demand is going opposite of my, as a supplier, wishful thinking.
The consumer markets are driven by average end-user who almost subconsciously recognizes usability and simplicity of particular product to them. The momentum this year belongs to Apple products because consumers seem to like them more than other brands.
It seems that as US population is aging, consumers want one standard user friendly system, for their computer, phone, tablet, entertainment center, and guess who have it?
But if you're going to use those type of articles. At least source include what their source reports.
Thank you Ahkamden I read whole thing including comments twice.
It is like Hollywood style argument "we said that but we really meant this".
Fact is that if only 20 or 32 percent of your clients are going to buy your product again you most likely lost your repeating client base and that will drive you out of the market sooner or later.
@incrediBILL ... You made me chuckle! Inbetween the chuckles is good insight, but the fanbois might take it the wrong way (Apple Wanks or MS Wanks, either way, much less the Giggle Wanks!).
tangor, you made me chuckle too you forgot to mention Android Wanks!