Microsoft’s former CEO, Steve Ballmer during a talk at the Oxford Union reckoned Apple and Microsoft as amazing ‘Two-trick’ ponies, according to Geekwire.
In Steve Ballmer’s words,
After inventing the modern PC, Ballmer said Microsoft’s second trick was working with IBM and figuring out how to incorporate microprocessors into the way businesses work. He added that Apple is also a two-trick pony, having built the Macintosh and then pushing forward low-power touch computing, starting with the iPod.
“They’re an amazing company because they did two tricks,” Ballmer said of Apple. “We’re an amazing company because we did two tricks.”
Ballmer was always noticed as a candid leader of Microsoft, after Bill Gates. His video of him laughing at the first generation iPhone has pulled more than 1.4 million views on YouTube since 2007.