Poor Mitchell Ashley. He’s now being remembered for writing one of the worst tech predictions ever, in 2008.
“Apple iPhone Doomed To Failure — Windows Mobile 7 Plans For 2009 Leaked“. From the unfortunate article:
You might assume from this blog post that I’m very anti-Apple. Actually I have a very long history using Apple products, beginning with the Apple II Plus and the Mac Plus. There was a long period where I was an Apple zealot and evangelized the benefits of Mac over Windows. But as both the Mac and Windows matured, Apple products became no less complex to use and maintain than the Windows platform. The gaps between them closed and the hassles just weren’t worth what you have to give up to be a Mac user.
Apple’s inability to gain any significant market share means the options for software products are much more limited and hardware is much more expensive. That’s still true today, despite my friends efforts to try and tell me a Mac Pro notebook or desktop isn’t much more expensive than the comparable Windows machine. Just price them and you’ll see what I mean.
Apple iPhone. Enjoy the limelight because it won’t last long.
Yeah, I’ll go charge up my Windows 7 phone now. As Neils Bohr famously said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.”