““Microsoft is dead”, wrote Paul Graham late last week in one of the silliest columns I’ve seen in a while. Graham is a smart guy, and probably the one most responsible for you not getting entirely inundated by spam. His ‘A plan for spam‘ outlined the method now used by most anti-spam software. In this latest message, ‘Microsoft Is Dead‘, Graham argues that the Redmond giant was killed by Google, which showed people that the desktop wasn’t nearly as important in the age of Web-based applications. Plain and simple, Graham is wrong. There’s no way anyone could argue that Microsoft is dead. Just look at the numbers. When a software runs more than 90% of the desktops on the planet – and will for the foreseeable future – it’s simply not dead.” Update: Paul Graham has clarified some of his statements and explicitly has stated that Microsoft is not in danger of going out of business.