david63 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:42 pm
I wonder what the computing world would have been like if IBM had continued with developing the OS for PCs and Microsoft had never been born = although on the other hand IBM never really had a good track record.
I would offer the opinion that Microsoft had the right software at the right moment in time. If it wasn't them it would of been someone else for better or worse. I'm not discounting MS or Bill Gates but a lot of these giants of the industry took advantages of opportunities that presented themselves that don't exist today. Being first was more important than best.
I had childhood friend that was somewhat genius, we both had C64's in the early 80's. While mine was gathering dust in late 80's he built a robot with his. He makes millions per year as CTO of a company where magicians work. He moved to that after being head of major division at NetFlix. He is certainly much more intelligent that I am but the big difference is he grabbed that bull by the horns when the opportunity was there. It was the right moment in time and I blew it.
“Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results! I have found several thousand things that won’t work.”
Attributed - Thomas Edison