...Apple computers are better than MS PC's. She had her first class in IT in the banking programme and she asked the prof why people are not using Apples, since they are nicer, more reliable and more user friendly. The prof agreed. He explained people just lost confidence in the very beginning when the owners of Apple split up. He also added that nobody can beat Apple in design and everything has been invented by Apple (mouse, windows ui, etc.). All this in front of the class with full of PCs. He-he.<br><br>
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...except that the mouse, gui and things like that weren't invented by Apple. They were just brought to the public through Apple. The GUI was from Xerox PARC and I think the mouse was (or was at least pre-existing before Apple). Though, this is not to say that Apple doesn't kick MS's butt any and all days!<br><br>
Ah, but McDonald's was not that famous either until one Ray Kroc bought the franchise from the McDonald's brothers and mass-marketed it to the public...<br><br>And he's the one who gets all the credit..<br><br>[color:red]Hold on, it's time for a </font color=red> <br>
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Nice story. I never thought about the split of Jobs and the Woz and that it may have affected people's perception of Apple. Good point I guess. Just never really heard anyone say that before. <br><br><br><br>
Sorry think again -<br><br>Xerox PARC had incredibly "Crude" Betas aswell as hardware = mouse.<br>Scracth Paper ideas by any streatch of the imagination. Why with out Apple PCers would not have their beloved, convoluted 2, 3, 4, 5 , button mouse with all those spining wheels.<br><br>Apple brought it all to life.<br>So give credit where credit is due.<br><br>
Unfortunately, while your prof's intentions were great, his information is nearly all wrong. Along with the mouse, GUI and other items mentioned that Apple didn't invent, the two owners (Jobs & Wozniak) didn't split up either. Jobs was forced out of the company by the board of directors and the CEO at the time (it was already a privately held company) - that is the reason Jobs left the company, not any fight with Woz.<br><br><br>Visit Me At My .Mac Site
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I think I heard somewhere that Woz is till on apples wage books...<br><br>"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman<br>
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