There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
What would I do with Apple? I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders
-Michael Dell in 1997 to a crowd of thousands, after Steve Jobs keynote speech about how to fix Apple
Fast forward to present: Apple generated more revenue from the iPad alone than Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) or Dell (DELL) did from their entire lines of portable computers in their February-April quarters.
One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o’clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an a**hole. This was the latter case.
Apple created Android, or at least they created the environment to allow Android to happen.