Good Job on Windows, Steve

Disney’s Michael Eisner on Steve Jobs:

“He created the computer, or at least Windows, or whatever he created, and did a good job,” Eisner said to peals of laughter from analysts attending the company conference in Orlando, Florida. (Forbes)

In fairness, this may have been meant as a barb rather than abject cluelessness, so the analysts were either laughing at him or with him, not clear. But if meant as a joke… I don’t get it.

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2 Replies to “Good Job on Windows, Steve”

  1. It’s partly funny because Eisner didn’t know what Jobs created (or was playing dumb), whether it was a computer or Windows, or what. Then the analysts (what kind of analysts?) probably thought it was funny to give Jobs credit for a Microsoft product, Windows, that was an inferior ripoff of what Jobs actually created. And he still didn’t get it right even taking all those blind guesses. But he can say confidently that “he did a good job” even though he doesn’t apparently have a clue what he did. I think they’re laughing more at what Eisner is saying and how he is saying it than at Jobs. Plus the analysts were all probably drunk off their asses and that doesn’t hurt.

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