20. Acer CEO Makes Ass Of Himself Over Apple Remarks
Quote: "Apple is like a mutant virus, escaping from the traditional structure of the PC industry, but the industry will still eventually build up immunity, thus further blocking this trend, and we believe the size of the non-Apple camp will exceed Apple's, because this is how the industry normally evolves."
Stan Shih tried swinging an uppercut to Apple's chin, but ended up giving the tech giant one of its biggest compliments ever. The Acer founder went on to call the company's most successful products "mutant viruses" that are difficult to "cure," but noted PC makers would find a way to become immune and isolate its biggest competitor. We're talking about the same dude who claimed all American PC brands would be dead within 20 years. We're betting the latter occurs first.