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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RE[5]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by sgtrock on Tue 19th Feb 2013 14:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
sgtrock
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2011-05-13

OK, I see your point. Fair enough. I just have a hard time seeing them as 'fading away' these days after having lived through IBM's doldrums in the 70's, 80's, and 90's before they bounced back as far as they have today.

I hope we can both agree that's it's a good thing that they no longer own the computer market, right? A monoculture is never healthy, for one. For another, more choice in a marketplace is always beneficial to the customer because it forces vendors to compete on quality, price, and innovation.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Their working attire rules were fearsome enough.

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