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Something Happened: Where's Microsoft?

Feb 16, 2010, 14:03 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to Glyn Moody for this link. ]

"Whatever you think of these recent happenings, one thing is clear: not a single one of the most exciting events in computing – Buzz, gigabit/second fibre networking, iPad, Android and the rest – has come from Microsoft. Indeed, the way in which Google and Apple have completely drowned out any news from that company for months on end is without precedent and, I believe, a major watershed.

"For we are witnessing the end of Microsoft's reign as king of computing – not with a bang, but a whimper. Of course, Microsoft will not disappear – I fully expect it will still be hanging on for decades, generating nice dividends for its shareholders – but it will simply be irrelevant in all the key areas."

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