And Steve Jobs Invented Computers
I was reading up on the new Microsoft tablet, and found this paragraph in a story from one of the major networks:
The company has been hit and miss in the hardware market, and when the company misses, it does so epically — remember the Zune? But Microsoft’s hardware successes have become billion-dollar innovations, such as the Xbox or the mouse, which Microsoft pioneered.
Yes. Microsoft pioneered the mouse.
Forget about Douglas Engelbart inventing it in the 60’s. Forget about Xerox being the first major company to design a GUI computer using one. Forget about Apple being the first to successfully deploy it, putting it in the public consciousness. Forget about Microsoft not even being in the hardware business until much, much later.
The Xbox has seen success, but if you pile up Microsoft’s successes and failures in hardware, it’s kind of hard not to notice the dominance of the latter category.
Then I saw who published the story. If they get everything else wrong, why not this? Small wonder they don’t allow comments on their stories….