ZDNet: Berst Alert: Breakthrough Innovation from ... Microsoft?
Jun 23, 2000, 19:42 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)
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"Dot Net," as it is called, is Microsoft's vision of the future.
It's 50% inspiration and 50% manipulation. ... I don't have to
tell you how Microsoft manipulated you in the past. They did it
with DOS. They did it with Windows. They'll do it again with
Microsoft.Net. Here's how."
"Microsoft always promises that their platform will be ready
Real Soon Now. In fact, it's always months, sometimes years late.
By that time, many developers are too invested to bail out. Gates
said previews of Microsoft.Net will show up in 2001, but full
services will not be available until at least 2002. Why
pre-announce? To stake a claim and to freeze the competition, of
"Here's another warning. Microsoft says it will embrace
standards. Sure, Microsoft will play the open-source game at the
beginning. But only long enough to create their own proprietary
flavors. I guarantee you when Dot Net arrives, it will run only on
Microsoft clients and servers. Once you're locked in. They'll
increase the toll. And start extracting monopoly profits
- SJ Mercury: Microsoft Net initiative draws yawns from rivals(Jun 23, 2000)
- Seattle Times: Gates wants Net everywhere, with Microsoft right there too(Jun 23, 2000)
- CRN: Microsoft To Unveil New Language For Web App Development(Jun 23, 2000)
- eWeek: Industry reaction: Microsoft bowing to the inevitable(Jun 23, 2000)
- eWeek: Microsoft.Net: Integration to the max(Jun 23, 2000)
- TechWeb: Gates Christens New E-Bet 'Microsoft.NET'(Jun 22, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Microsoft reveals plans for Web-based software services(Jun 22, 2000)
- The Standard: Can Microsoft Run Out the Clock?(Jun 22, 2000)
- TechWeb: Microsoft: Does Stay Mean Go?(Jun 22, 2000)