Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2012 22:01 UTC
Microsoft Steve Ballmer's annual letter to shareholders makes it very clear Microsoft is at a point of no return - and in the middle of a transition into a hardware company. "This is a significant shift, both in what we do and how we see ourselves - as a devices and services company. It impacts how we run the company, how we develop new experiences, and how we take products to market for both consumers and businesses." Line. Sand.
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RE[7]: In plain English
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 10th Oct 2012 14:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: In plain English"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

So what? Apple could be a Musical Vibrating Electronic Dildo manufacturer for all I care, and they could have a band composing and recording new music to sell with next year's model iDildo. So, Apple is not a 100% software and they are not 100% hardware either. I'm pretty sure Burger King's got some janitor-type jobs, but that doesn't change them from being a fast food restaurant with the primary goal being serving (relatively shitty) food.

Edited 2012-10-10 14:35 UTC

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RE[8]: In plain English
by kwan_e on Wed 10th Oct 2012 14:29 in reply to "RE[7]: In plain English"
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2007-02-18

So, Apple is not a 100% software and they are not 100% hardware either.


So you agree with the main premise.

Whoop-de-fucking-do about the rest of your nonsensically irrelevant unintelligble comment.

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RE[9]: In plain English
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 10th Oct 2012 14:39 in reply to "RE[8]: In plain English"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Whoop-de-f--king-do about the rest of your nonsensically irrelevant unintelligble comment.

It's about as relevant to this news item of Microsoft entering a transitioning stage from a software company to a hardware company, as your argument of kaiwai over whether Apple is a hardware or software company...

Did it sound stupid? If so, good--that was intentional. It was meant to sound as dumb as the argument you were going on and on about. If that was "unintelligible" to you, then you are sorely lacking a sense of humor.

Edited 2012-10-10 14:48 UTC

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