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Bill Gates tries to rewrite history

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OPINION: Bill Gates made an outrageous claim this week.

In an attempt to rewrite history, he suggested that Microsoft missed being a major force in the smartphone market by a "very tiny amount".


Here's the meat of his claim. "In the software world, particularly for platforms, these are winner-take-all markets. So the greatest mistake ever is whatever mismanagement I engaged in that caused Microsoft not to be what Android is."

He's not entirely wrong, software is monopolistic in its nature. Windows is the only real option for traditional personal computing. Just as Android is now only the smartphone operating system option for smartphones. Not Apple.

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He even went on to say exactly this. "Android is the standard non-Apple phone platform. That was a natural........

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