Bill Gates was qouted saying the following at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 4, 2006
People tend to get over focused on one of our competitors. We’ve always seen that.
The biggest company in the computer industry by far is IBM. They have the four times the employees that I have, way more revenues than I have. IBM has always been our biggest competitor. The press just doesn’t like to write about IBM.
The stuff in the labs today, with speech recognition, visual recognition, ink recognition, reading everything online and new devices that enable that — in five years, that will just be common sense.