Top 14 Technology Rivalries that shape our world today
From Excel to Lotus 1 2 3, from Steve Jobs to Bill Gates, technological rivalries that shape our world today. Without these rivalries the world should look like a boring place to live in.
Nintendo or Sega? Intel or AMD? Laptop eraserhead or touchpad? We present 14 timeless tech face-offs.
The greatest rivalries are fascinating to observe -- and they invite everyone to choose sides and argue the merits of their favorite. Think Athens versus Sparta. Boston Red Sox versus New York Yankees. Coke versus Pepsi. Wile E. Coyote versus the Roadrunner.
Luckily I hadn't committed to either side in that duel. Narrow escape! But the epic struggle got me pondering great technology rivalries of the past. Which are better: Macs or PCs? Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer? Laptop eraserheads or notebook touchpads? In the instances where a clear winner emerged, did might triumph over right (Lotus 1-2-3 versus Microsoft Office Excel)?