April first is historically a day to honor brilliant minds who have shared their genius with the world. So many of these have contributed their opinions on Apple over the years that there’s not even enough space on the Internet to acknowledge all of their meaty chunks of cerebral output, but here are a few nuggets of wisdom from the tech sector’s most elite thinkers.
These are classic. Michael Dell saying Apple should shut down and give all the money to shareholders. Apple did just that, giving out more in just one quarter’s dividends than it was worth when Dell spoke.
Or Gates saying that the iPad was nothing special.
But the best is John Dvorak whose comments about the mouse in 1984 are suspiciously close to what he said about the iPad.
Why do we keep listening to guys who have been consistently wrong?