You’ll be hearing this quote for a while since it’s part of a press release used in the Comes versus Microsoft case in Iowa. Later today you’ll find my commentary about this lawsuit on PCmag.com. Meanwhile, here is the press release linked here in its entirety.

the Allchin reference is this:

Mr. Allchin says, I’m not sure how the company lost sight of what matters to our customers, both business and home, the most, but in my view we lost our way. I think our teams lost sight of what bug-free means, what resilience means, what full scenarios mean, what security means, what performance means, how important current applications are, and really understanding what the most important problems our customers face are. I see lots of random features and some great vision, but that does not translate into great products. He goes on to say, I would buy a Mac today if I was not working at Microsoft.”

Sounds like ad copy for Apple if you ask me!


These pics cannot be helping



  1. GregA says:

    Steve,

    I was going to post a well reasoned reply. However I see that apple stocks fell 3% upon me making my comments on this web site. Since I am apparently a powerful industry insider now, I will reserve additional comment for the time being, and allow the markets to adjust to my newfound power and influence.

    Heh, anyone got some stock they want me to pump?