Micah Yoder: Our Open Source Future: It's Just a Matter of TimeJul 22, 2001, 12:00 (40 Talkback[s])
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The average eschatological prediction is kept vague so as to keep the prognosticator looking o.k. past any inconveniently missed dates. In this case, though, Microsoft's Ragnarok (Twilight of the Bobs?) has been set a little more firmly: possibly the beginning of 2005:
"Don't think it's possible? Remember that every industry occasionally has a major shift. The computer industry has certainly had shifts. Companies switched from mainframes to networked PCs when they become more cost effective. They switched from DOS to Windows applications when they discovered advantages in the Windows platform. When the Internet became widespread, many processes changed. These shifts involved changing the software people used and the way they thought about their needs.
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