Sculley on Apple and Intel
Infoworld reports on comments from former Apple CEO John Sculley regarding Apple's decision to not switch to an Intel based architecture in the late 80s.
Intel's cofounder Andy Grove reportedly tried to convince Apple to migrate to the Intel architecture directly from the Motorola 680x0 Processor which was used in Macs prior to the PowerPC switch in the early 90s.
Apple apparently felt that the CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) architecture would not be able to keep up with a RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) based architecture. The PowerPC is a RISC based chip.
Sculley claims,"That's probably one of the biggest mistakes I've ever made, not going to the Intel platform".