Great quote from Steve Ballmer on Apple’s “Cult Following”

I attended a TechNet event today called “Technologies to Change Your Business:  How Customers Are Implementing Tomorrow’s Strategies Today”.  It was primarily geared around Microsoft’s virtualization stories and SQL Server 2008, but I attended to see if Steve Ballmer was going to drop any news about Microsoft’s Cloud Services.  After his keynote, there was a question and answer session where a question was asked that led to the presenter talking about Apple’s “cult like following” for its products such as iPhone.  This was Steve Ballmer’s reply:

Currently 97% of people run our software.  I don’t know if that qualifies as a cult but we’re pretty happy with our numbers.

Well said sir, well said.

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