Eric Schmidt Pulls a Tim Cook

Posted Wednesday December 5, 2012 at 8:14:28 pm in Musings

What did Eric Schmidt say about Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 that makes him pull a Tim Cook?

Well, it's not necessarily what he said, but that he commented on it at all without trying  the platforms in question first. 

Eric Schmidt:

I have not used it, but I think that Microsoft has not emerged as a trendsetter in this new model yet.

So, he hasn't used either, but wants to comment on it. Not exactly prudent from an Executive Chairman. Some would argue that creating a dual use platform is being a trendsetter. But I digress.

...but this is what technology fanatics have grown to accept from the heads of their respective companies: a lot of ignorance and rah-rah. It's not just out of the Apple and Google camps. Yes, Microsoft does it as well. And they'll continue to do so. Just call them out and carry on.

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