IT-Director: Microsoft registers www.NewStrategy.netJun 27, 2000, 13:46 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft has drawn up a reasonably comprehensive framework of its own but it seems to be dependent on a couple of factors – namely that the whole world adopts it, and starts from scratch to do so. Either factor sounds just a trifle infeasible. Let me stick my neck out here. The way of the future will be one that supports the heterogeneous mass of complexity that already exists (and there is more on the way, what with Mobile and all). Single-company solutions, however elegant and widely adopted they may be, cannot succeed."
"There is one more question that must be asked – is the .NET strategy anti-competitive? Of course it jolly well is! What Microsoft has done is to pull together its own product lines to act as a building block for the future of the Web. The company is between a rock and a hard place. Clearly, the future lies in the integration of today's applications and operating systems, however, Microsoft does not wish to concede that customers should have a choice of different platforms."