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Irony aside, brand perception isn't everything, no matter what marketing would have you believe. Not if you're aiming for the mass market.
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Posted Mar 30, 2011 14:11 UTC (Wed) by nye (guest, #51576)
It sounds like you meant that sarcastically, but really that's been a problem from which they still haven't escaped, and probably never will.
Posted Apr 1, 2011 5:19 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
but the huge availability of cheap hardware that Microsoft software could run on took the company from being just another software company (there were a large number of different operating system companies at the time) to being the powerhouse it became
Posted Apr 4, 2011 16:30 UTC (Mon) by nye (guest, #51576)
They may be having to build entire blocks to fit their mountains of cash, but that all comes from being seen as the cheap standard option - the software equivalent of the supermarket brand.
(If you just mean to point out that having a brand that's not too well regarded doesn't preclude a company from raking in the money, then we're in agreement.)
Posted Apr 4, 2011 16:34 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
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