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Comment Re:Hero worship comes in all sizes (Score 1) 273

I think the thing that really gave Microsoft the lead over Apple, is that an old computer truism got turned on its head. That was, that you make the most money by selling mass produced hardware instead of software that has to be customized for a specific customer. With the advent of the personal computer you could write one word processing program and sell ten million copies. Apple was the only provider of MacIntosh computers while multiple companies produced Windows compatible computers at bargain prices.

Comment Re:Hero worship comes in all sizes (Score 3, Interesting) 273

Here is my impression. Jobs was not a great innovator. What made him successful was his ability to recognize and surround himself with people who had talent. People like Andy Hertzfield and Steve Wozniak. Most managers like to surround themselves with people that look and act "professional".

Comment Re:Today's computer science corriculum is practica (Score 4, Informative) 154

I am a recently retired software developer who specialized in scientific, engineering, and image processing applications. I must have been considered pretty good because I kept getting significant raises and I retired with a net worth of over a million dollars. I do not know what a netmask is.

There are three kinds of people: men, women, and unix.