Microsoft or Apple? The Biggest Impact On Tech [YOU VOTE] Mar 27, 2011 By SMSEO Who’s had the biggest impact on technology – you vote: . . . Tell us who you think has had the biggest impact on technology so far – Microsoft or Apple (comment via Facebook below): David Tamminga I think Apple was much better with the physical technicalities, but Microsoft had a whole lot better business plan, and was good enough with the physical technicalities that they have had a much bigger influence. More’s the pity. SMSEO Hi Dave – wow… you are now reading my blog??? I am truly honored! Thanks for commenting. Microsoft may have had the better business plan at the time, but I’m thinking that was because Bill Gates was at the helm. With Steve Ballmar at the head, Microsoft has virtually become the laughing stock of the tech scene.