The 100 Greatest Steve Jobs Quotes

68. "Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus' success in the spreadsheet - basically, the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost. They were able to copy the Mac because the Mac was frozen in time. The Mac didn't change much for the last 10 years. It changed maybe 10 percent. It was a sitting duck. It's amazing that it took Microsoft 10 years to copy something that was a sitting duck."

Where: Rolling Stone, July 16, 1994.

The hanging Microsoft target gets hit again. Without making revoluntionary changes to Mac, Jobs believed Microsoft achieved its goal of copying the Mac blueprint. Conceding Microsoft achieved its goal (which was to copy Mac), Jobs further qualified its achievement by stating cynically that it took them 10 years to copy something that didn't change.

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