Well, this I have to write.
According to Financial Time, Apple is now the world’s biggest tech company. Apple has overtaken Microsoft by market value for the largest technology company. When the New York Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday (5/26/10) Apple has worth US$ 222 billion, short only by Exxon Mobil but above Microsoft US$ 219 billion market cap.
Though I have no longer in the IT “industry”, I do attentively lurking on how the industry is progressing. With my background in Electrical Engineering my first job after graduation was in Lotus Software back in 1995. Remember Lotus 1-2-3? Yup, I was a System Engineer for Lotus Indonesia. With Lotus acquired by IBM in 1997 (?), I became part of the Big Blue family till 2001 when I left and started up my own business.
Anyhow, who would have thought that Apple will become the largest IT company (by market cap). When I was “still” in IT Microsoft ruled the desktop. IBM ruled the server. Apple was in big trouble. Pass forward 2010, I used daily iPod, iPhone, iPad and soon perhaps the iMac or MacBook… Surely Apple has something right. And that is Steve Jobs.
If you must know I take Apple’s side and who need Flash when you have HTML5.. 🙂