Steve Jobs’s withering assessment to his biographer Walter Isaacson.

“They’ve become mostly irrelevant,” Jobs said of Microsoft. He then got going on how salesmen like Ballmer and former Apple (AAPL) CEO John Sculley tend to ruin product-focused companies. “Apple was lucky, and it rebounded,” Jobs told Isaacson. “But I don’t think anything will change at Microsoft as long as Ballmer is running it.”

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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