I know, I know. The WWJD (What Would Jobs Do) Developers Conference is on now and every Mac geek and hippie is watching with hypnotic eyes all those techie-type websites. We’re drooling at new hardware, new operating systems, and new little goodies to come.
And we should be.
But, for those of us schitzo’s who can turn off our geekiness for a while and think in terms of business or general user adoption, we should also be drooling. Why? Because Apple is poised to take over the world. Our world.
Think about it. First, Apple has an OS that can run on just about any hardware. It’s based on Linux, which makes the geeks (read: early adopters) love it. It’s also beautiful and the UI (user interface) is built to be easy to use and intuitive. That makes the new Mac converts (read: the general public) love it.
Second, the small business types, like me and so many others before me, are enjoying the power and ease of use in the Mac world-view. There are plenty of applications to compete with any Microsoft product out there (except for Access as far as I know, but I also don’t know anyone who uses Access anymore either).
Third, the general public has new toys, like the iPod, to push us towards the Mac too. Popularity for one product naturally spills over to check out another product.
Personally, I declare this the upward curve of the revolution.
As a side note, I also think this is another reason why Bill is leaving Microsoft in 2008. I don’t think he wants to be there when Microsoft has problems losing marketshare. Sure, he can hide behind his new business, ahem, non-profit. But, look at his history. He’s a calculated man, and he knows when he can win, and when he can’t. He’s never made a move he didn’t think he could win at.
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