Any time the Internet gets a whiff of a high profile executive using the product of one of its competitors (or in this case, ex-competitors), it usually results in a whole lot of noise on the Internet. The person at the centre of thisÂ latest “controversy” (yawn) is chairman of Alphabet and former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt who was snapped using an iPhone at yesterday’s Go championship between a man and a computer. Seen clearly in the above photo featured by OSEN, Schmidt is presumably using said iPhone device to film the Go proceedings (quite awkwardly if we say so ourselves).
Is this a big deal? Not particularly. Is it ironic? Yes, probably more than a little. It’s not unusual for executives at the top to just use whatever is most convenient and perhaps all Schmidt had on hand was an iPhone to video this momentous occasion. On the flip side, for anybody saying that it’s not the least bit ironic should be reminded that Schmidt is still the chairman ofÂ Alphabet, of which Google is a subsidiary – and the last time I checked, Google is still not a particularly big fan of Apple.Â Either way, take this news as you will – can you tell it’s the weekend?
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