The 100 Greatest Steve Jobs Quotes

42. "I am saddened, not by Microsoft's success - I have no problem with their success. They've earned their success, for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just make really third-rate products."

Where: The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires, PBS, June 1996

Jobs couldn't deny Microsoft's success, with its omnipresence at the turn of the century, but he qualified it by implying the company duped consumers with third-rate products to achieve success. Always a competitor, Microsoft's success without much innovation appeared almost insulting to Jobs as he strived to deliver top quaity products.

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