The 100 Greatest Steve Jobs Quotes

61. "The desktop computer industry is dead. Innovation has virtually ceased. Microsoft dominates with very little innovation. That's over. Apple lost. The desktop market has entered the dark ages, and it's going to be in the dark ages for the next 10 years, or certainly for the rest of this decade."

Where: Wired, Feb. 1996.

The ever so clairvoyant Jobs revealed this gem in February 1996—arguably the beginning of the consumer desktop industry boom. It took more than 10 years Apple to being selling more computers than rival PC makers. But, it would only take seven for Apple to introduce Mac OS X, the operating system that set the tone for every OS that followed.

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