I have my own set of questions about the Mac’s “failure”.
First, shall we agree that Microsoft “open” model is the
exception rather than the rule? How many other examples of the
Microsoft platform licensing model, with its caveats,
prohibitions, and insistence on fealty, do we see? Have we
forgotten that Microsoft’s methods led to a conviction of being
Second, there is the Mac’s rebirth. Last year, its US market
share approached 10%, with a 90% unit share in the $1k-and-greater
segment. For the past five years, Mac unit sales have grown faster
than the PC industry.