Let’s think back to the early 1900’s America. Thomas Edison has just founded General Electric, IBM is manufacturing big Machinery and Texas Instruments had just opened its doors. These great tech giants are just the start of the beginning of a magnificent era. For whatever reason, money or fame, these companies decided to take our lives into a way of life we couldn’t imagine living without. From calculators to patents, these companies truly started a revolution. But what if there was more to the story than meets the eye?
For the sake of saying, First! I would like to give you a little idea about how I hope some of the greatest rivalry stories will be told some day.
For my first example, I would like to tackle Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.
Imagine, the founders of electric are also superhuman with the ability to shock or kill people with their electric currents? Or if they created electronic weaponry for government to fight battles of intergalactic war. Edison and Tesla, come together for a once in a lifetime moment to help save the world from Alien invasion. Just a thought.
As for a different kind of rivalry, lets get back to the biggest rivalry in tech to date, Jobs and Gates, Windows and Mac. These giants have been around since the dawn of personalized computers. They each imagined something, lets just say, very, very similar. But what if they were not only in it for the money or fame of winning the market share?
Jobs has just shown the mac to Gates and Gates is fascinated, as usual and they get into a fight over whether there should be a dedicated right click button. Gates picks up the computer and smashes it over Jobs’ head. Jobs passes out and just as Gates about to suffocate Jobs with the mouse cord, Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) comes to save the day with an Apple II by smashing it over Gates and says, “Now that’s what I call virus protection.”