April 27, 2006
Microsoft - the story was obvious and the spin the same - BUT THE RESULT WAS DIFFERENT!
Google, Adobe, Apple and Sony. They are just too good and too tough.
As far as entertainment and media markets go - nobody wants to do business with the old bully Microsoft. They don't really need to anymore so there is no growth from this segment as well. I even notice Apple machines in the movies these days!
I frequent the Apple store. It is busy. It hums. Microsoft, Dell, HP - have no answer to this phenomenon.
I hear my buddy Blair returning his 5th Gateway laptop in 6 months - living in technical assistance hell.
Another convert! If he can switch - anybody can and will.
They have a stranglehold for now on the corporate market - but at the household level - it is no longer if, only when!
A sad day for Microsoft indeed and one which I thought may unfold in my post this morning.