Is Apple the New Microsoft?

The irony of Apple's current behavior and that of Microsoft, circa the mid-1990s, is hard to miss.

Forbes: “Is Apple the New Microsoft?”

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: “Steve Jobs, the New Nixon?” Food for thought.

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Charles Cooper was an executive editor at CNET News. He has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, working at CBSNews.com, the Associated Press, Computer & Software News, Computer Shopper, PC Week, and ZDNet.

 

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