Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Feb 2013 21:18 UTC
Microsoft "Although Bill Gates stepped away from his day-to-day role at Microsoft nearly five years ago, he still keeps a close eye on the company he co-founded - and he isn't always happy with what he sees. During a recent interview broadcast this morning on CBS This Morning, the Microsoft chairman was asked by Charlie Rose whether he was happy with Steve Ballmer's performance as chief executive. Noting that there have been 'many amazing things' accomplished under Ballmer's leadership in the past couple of years, Gates said he was not satisfied with the company's innovations." It's impossible to deny by this point that Microsoft hasn't done well in mobile. It would be more surprising if Gates had denied it.
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Way to go to the miss the point.

The old joke "Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM", turned into "Nobody ever got fired for buying Microsoft".

IBM is still massive but it doesn't really lead the tech world like it used to.

This isn't bad by any stretch.

Edited 2013-02-19 11:32 UTC

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kwan_e Member since:

Way to go to the miss the point.

Why do people accuse me of missing the point when clearly they're the ones to miss my point. Did it occur to you that I wasn't disagreeing with your comment?

Way to go miss the point.

IBM is still massive but it doesn't really lead the tech world like it used to.

I'd argue Watson is such a huge leap that no one is sure how much of a lead it will end up being. Much like when IBM first invested heavily in general purpose computing. No other tech organization has a Watson in the works.

Then there's all the QM and other science breakthroughs - racetrack memory, atomic imaging, protein folding, cat-brain simulation, various storage miniaturization breakthroughs.

If that kind of science isn't considered leading the tech world, there's something very wrong. Not with IBM, though.

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by zlynx on Tue 19th Feb 2013 17:12 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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cat-brain simulation

Just what the Internet needs. Along with cat pictures, cat videos and funny cat stories we will now have entirely virtual cats. They'll probably be running on the Amazon cloud.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

They aren't really visible outside these spheres, their growth isn't massive like Apple (in the 70s/80s), Google at the turn of the century and Microsoft in the 80s and 90s.

I don't see what is so hard to understand in that.

Edited 2013-02-19 20:39 UTC

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