Is Apple the New Microsoft?
The irony of Apple's current behavior and that of Microsoft, circa the mid-1990s, is hard to miss.
Check out this beaucoup interesting piece by Lisa DiCarlo of Forbes. (Full disclosure: we worked together many years and I think Lisa's a terrific reporter. But you can decide for yourselves.)
Anyway, LD points out the irony of recent complaints about bullying behavior from Apple and similar elbow-throwing by Microsoft, circa the mid-1990s. Viewed from that perspective, the launch of the companyÂ’s anti-leaking campaign fits with a pattern.
Maybe a better Forbes headline would have been: Â“Steve Jobs, the New Nixon?Â” Food for thought.