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RE: Pilot: DaVinci looks good - NOT
You forget the primary factor in the Mac/Wintel conflict:
the PC was an open system, the Mac was not. You can develop
for the Pilot, and (so far) you can not for the DaVinci.
Therein lies the real parallel.
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi./sec ... not just a good idea, it's the LAW!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: yates@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:yates@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> I am a Pilot fan. But I see in the Pilot phenomenon disturbing
> signs of Mac/Apple parallels.
> The Mac may have been a better computer and platform than the PC
> but over time Wintel coopted 90% of what made the Mac attractive,
> useful, what have you. That combined with lower prices was enough
> to win the war. And no amount of fanaticism by Mac enthusiasts
> could overcome the stampede of the "great unwashed" to a platform
> that offered a (perceived) more attractive price/utility ratio.
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