Friday, April 15, 2011

Roger McNamee: Apple To Lead 10-Year Cycle Of Tech Growth!

The Flip isn't the only big flop in the world of tech these days, as Cisco's now discontinued video recorder joins Roger McNamee, one of the world's biggest tech investors, in a recent interview did his own flip/flop on Apple. Mr. McNamee once arrogantly boasted and predicted that Palm's WebOS based Pre, which he heavily invested in, would eventually doom the iPhone by winning over all of its users, and once stated that:

"You know the beautiful thing:June 29, 2009, is the two- year anniversary of the first shipment of the iPhone. Not one of those people will still be using an iPhone a month later".

Well, that was then and this is now and Mr. McNamee is now saying that Apple will go on to lead a 10-year cycle of technology growth due to its iPad and App Store eco-system. Now that's what I call a major flip/flop if ever there was one. When it comes to technology, Mr. McNamee further goes on to state that the smart money will be going to tablets which, in turn, will undercut the traditional role of PC's, and he further states:

"At the same time, you've got the rise of tablets, which I think will replace them to a certain extent.

"Think of this as Windows goes down and Apple rises, and maybe other people do too, but that's a big thing,"

Mr. McNamee also, by the way, doesn't think all too much of Android, because as he adds:

"The problem is nobody makes any money from it. You know, Google doesn't protect the hardware guys. There's no anti-virus protection on it.

"I'm just really worried about the day if you own an Android tablet when some 16 year old kid in the Eastern Bloc presses a button and erases everybody's hard drive. Seriously."

Mr. McNamee isn't alone on that thought either, as one of the world's biggest gaming developers, John Carmack, basically thinks the same, that there's not enough money to be made on Android, and he stated:

"It’s just fun to develop on iOS. We’d show people what we were working on and they’d go ‘Oh, when are you going to ship that? And I’d say “next month” and they’d go ‘Aww, I wanna work on an iPhone title.’ It’s hard to make a rational business decision to say I want to take resources from something else and put them on this. We did actually hire a person to be our Android guy, but it looks like he’s going to get stuck on iOS development!”

Well, in conclusion, you can catch Mr. McNamee's full video interview here, but I will state that after hearing all of his arrogant past attacks on Apple, I find Roger's flip/flop remarks to be both surprizing and refreshing at the same time.

And that's my 2 cents 4 this Friday, April 15, 2011

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