Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is a funny guy sometimes. Most recently, he named several big tech companies and said that they have never invented a product that people use.
No, here’s what he said:
I don’t think anybody has done a product that is the product that I see customers wanting. You can go through the products from all those guys … and none of them has a product that you can really use. Not Apple. Not Google. Not Amazon.”
He said that nobody has done a product that people want or use? He put Apple, Google and Amazon into this category. That’s Apple, makers of iTunes, iPhone and iPad. Amazon, the biggest online retailer in the world, and makers of the Kindle. And Google, the search engine and Gmail people. Nobody wants or uses any of those products?
Sorry, Ballmer, we don’t think you’re right.