Saturday, June 23, 2012
Acer Founder: Microsoft Has No Real Intention to Make Tablets
"Acer Founder: Microsoft Has No Real Intention to Make Tablets", TMO article.
In other words, when faced with the reality that his company will soon be competing with Microsoft in the tablet space, Mr. Shih chose to invent an elaborate world where Microsoft is just doing a head fake to goose the market for Windows 8 tablets so that Acer and other licensees can then take over and reap the benefits.
Other prescient theories espoused by Mr. Shih include the prediction that the iPad would merely be a flash in the pan, and that tablets and even MacBook Airs (and Wintel ultrabooks) would go the way of the dodo.
That's too funny. (Although this story origins from Digitimes, not a stalwart of reliable reporting.)