I was thinking about the Ballmer era of Microsoft, how they missed the smartphone revolution and the repercussions of that on the company. How it all can be traced back to one man's actions, namely Sir Tim Berners-Lee and his invention of the web. Because of that, Netscape came to exist. Because of Netscape and Gates' subsequent pivoting of his company around it, Microsoft was hit with the antitrust lawsuit, which then resulted in Gates stepping down and handing the reins over to Ballmer. Ballmer mentions in an interview how he clashed with Gates when it came to mobile, and his comments about the original iPhone are immortalised.