Why Will Microsoft Fail?

Microsoft’s delay in providing Windows Vista to the general marketplace has sparked all manner of criticism and analysis. I’ve addressed a number of questions from reporters and journalists and gathered them here, with paraphrased questions and my responses. Q. People … Continue reading

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Origami and Writely: An Odd Couple to Break the Office Monopoly

By now you have probably read about Origami, Microsoft’s “micro-tablet” or “ultra-mobile” PC that will shortly become available from manufacturers such as Samsung at prices as low as $600. Microsoft Watch offers an excellent summary. You have also read about … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Future of Uncertainty and Doubt

People are aware of Microsoft’s history of locking customers in with new features at the expense of security, proposing pseudo-open standards, and spreading FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) about its competitors.

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Microsoft’s Future of Uncertainty and Doubt

The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armor to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into … Continue reading

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Live Q&A with The Washington Post Online

I spent about two hours answering questions on washingtonpost.com online on Dec. 16, hosted by Kevin Dumouchelle. Here is the transcript of the entire interview. The questions were remarkably technical and not surprisingly focused on standards — which are a … Continue reading

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