The comment in proper English should have read: "It reminds me of what Steve Jobs said about Microsoft's Bill Gates having no creativity; (he) just steals ideas from others. That's why Apple churns out so many innovative products." Bad grammar, syntax and spelling can detract from the impact of a statement and make the speaker appear considerably less intelligent than he or she really is.
I don't think there is as much lack of creativity on the part of Bill Gates as the writer alludes. Saying that Bill Gates "steals ideas" is borderline slander. We all have at one time or another seen an idea or concept that inspires us to at least think about a better version or an alternative version. If anything, Mr. Gates has been too conservative, less inclined to take risks. Steve Jobs, when he came back to Apple, realized that he had to take a 'make or break' risk to bring Apple back into the marketplace. Steve Jobs had a superb ability to analyze and take calculated risks. Some were bad, but many more were really good which more than made up for the losses incurred from the risks that didn't pan out. In the case of the Courier Tablet, Mr. Gates and staff assumed that their new product would be eclipsed by the I-Pad (just on popularity and the name alone) and my guess is that he and his staff were still suffering from "Zune Shell-shock" which made them change their mind about marketing a good product. My guess is that the fear of being trumped again by Apple caused them to make a stupid decision to limit marketing of the Courier.
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