"When people have a monopoly sometimes they don't make the right choices." Intel's blunders have reinvigorated the computer industry in the sense that it "is good for the industry, and it will lead to more innovation."
"In my mind the biggest challenge is to avoid unnecessary complexity and gratuitous engineering. My personal mission is to make things as simple as possible."
For him, investor with $200,000 in Google at an early stage, what matters most is that he is doing just what wants to be doing at age 49. "I've wanted to build things since I was 6 years old. Writing checks and watching companies grow is not my cup of tea, if you know what I mean."
Andreas Bechtolsheim, Sun co-founder
Andreas' observations are very timely. Several of the (IT) industry giants, past and present, would do well to take in his advice!