Step into the shoes of a college student in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. The newest “craze” are personal computers – big, bulky machines that only displayed command prompts and weighed a ton. They honestly looked stupid. And the people who sat hunched over those tiny screens might have looked like idiots – or worse – nerds.
Fast forward a little less than a decade and the Apple 1 comes out; soon computers start to become mainstream. A few short years later and a bright student from Harvard noticed that these computers lacked meaningful software, and launches a startup called Microsoft.
I don’t need to paint the picture any further. The point isn’t that computers started out as stupid machines and then became ubiquitous.