The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And what that means is, I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean it in a big way. In the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their product. And you say, well, why is that important? Well, proportionately spaced fonts come from typesetting, and beautiful books. That’s where one gets the idea. If it weren’t for the Mac, they would never have that in their products. And so I guess I am saddened, not by Microsoft’s success. I have no problem with their success. They’ve earned their success.. for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just really make third rate products.

Steve Jobs, 1995

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