Microsoft has spelled out its strategy to make its Live Web services accessible to third-party developers, part of its push to capitalize on online services. Microsoft is seeking to enlist third-party developers to write mashup applications, which combine information from different sites.
Microsoft Details Windows Live ‘Platform’
Submitted by Lens Johnson 2006-06-14 Microsoft 5 Comments
I was once looking for an electronic item at a shopping center. There were two stores that carried the item, one store had the item for significantly cheaper than the other.
When I asked the guy at the more expensive store why I should buy the item from him his sales pitch was “I would prefer you bought the item from me”
Microsoft and their web platform stuff reminds me of that guy.
I’ll stick with TextMate and open standards.