InfoWorld: Imagining a Day Without Microsoft
May 25, 2006, 01:00 (17 Talkback[s])
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"Did you ever hear the warning, 'be careful what you wish for,
it might come true?' Well, because Microsoft is the company most
people love to hate, I decided to ask a cross section of industry
cognoscenti this simple question: What would happen if Microsoft
and all of its technology disappeared tomorrow?
"'Initially, panic in the streets,' says Tony Meadow, president
of Bear River Associates, an ISV focusing on mobile applications.
'[Microsoft] didn't establish [its standards] in a nice sort of
way, but they are the basis for a lot of things that we use and do