Tag Archives: Microsoft

Interesting view…

“Apple started doing stores because nobody wanted to sell their PCs. Okay?”

Ballmer: Macs Don’t Get the Full MS Office, Don’t Work in Business || The Mac Observer

Even if it’s true you can be sure that they’re glad they did it now.

It’s a Microsoft demo, therefore no fun…

So you’ve a spherical touch sensitive screen to demo; so you’ve done the photos and the map of the world demo. Great. But how on earth did you avoid doing a crystal ball demo?

 
YouTube – Microsoft Surface Sphere

How things look different from a distance…

This one statement says something simple about how the BBC views the US and how the US views the UK. The BBC views the US as more important as it is; in return the US views the UK as class riddled. Both are right.

“I finally figured The Money Programme was interested because of vestigial class consciousness in British culture, and especially in British broadcasting. Bill Gates is viewed as a kind of industrial maharajah in some quarters, more so the further you get from the USA. In those parts people still think he makes a difference to Microsoft’s success or failure.”I, Cringely . The Pulpit . Go Home, Bill | PBS

Why have only one…

“If Gates & Co. had ended up snagging Booch, however, I wonder whether Microsoft’s priorities might be considerably different than they are with Ozzie in the CSA role. Might Microsoft be more business-focused than consumer-focused?”

What if Microsoft had picked a different Chief Software Architect? | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

What this actually shows is that Microsoft needs more than one Chief Architect; how can one person control everything from the Xbox to Live via the Zune?

Joho and market bullying…

I’ve given up counting the number of times this has happened to me…

Joho the Blog » Market bullying

Seriously, it’s madness. I once clicked on a link on my Mac to buy office; I only wanted to know how much it would cost. I was whisked away to the Microsoft web site where they tried to install something and then tried to refer me to a partner site. I never did find out the price!