12 responses to “The Next Big Thing”

  1. Stanley Ma

    I thought you were going to tell us what the next big thing is going to be rather than what was. As a ME, what are the mechanical challenges in getting these products to market (#2 and #3 aside)?

  2. Cherish The Scientist

    Windows is a MacOS knockoff. PCs were several years behind on that one.

    1. Jacob

      Indeed, but since MacOS would only run on the computers that Apple manufactured, which could only be sold in the stores that they specifically authorized, GEARS is correct to suggest that Windows “was the universal software tool that the computer industry needed to establish a foothold in mainstream companies and household use.”

      The fact that MacOS predates Windows and yet Windows still dominates the market even today is pretty strong evidence for this.