"Microsoft must know that copying Apple and trying to compete with them on that basis will not work, right? They didn’t do that with Windows… wait, yes they did. How about the Zune, that was original… no, actually it wasn’t."
I'm not going to speculate whether this will work or not, but if I were a big honcho of a business and saw that my main competitor is just blatantly copying everything I do, I'd be royally pi$$ed to say the least. It's a shame that MS is going to get away with yet another theft like this! Also: I just can't believe that there isn't anyone in that collection of brainiacs in the MS camp who can come up with a better idea. What the heck are they paying them for? Plagiarism?
Well Microsoft has had along history of "LIE CHEAT and STEAL" This is NOT NEW ! Read The Microsoft Files by Wendy Goldman Rohm... since the mid-late 1980s they're been stealing from everyone. They bullied and pushed everyone else out (incl IBM) but Apple by the early 1990s and continued to steal ideas from small start up companies who couldn't do squat about it because of M$ 800 lb gorilla lawyers. For years, they even signed NonDisclosure Agreements with dozens of companies and blatantly broke them! The classic was buying rights from Apple to develop Windows 1.0 and 2.0 and then breaking the deal for Windows 3 and their lawyers were better than Apple's.
I think Apple should use their ads to hit on this. Have the PC guy dressed like the Mac guy.
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