You must have heard of it. Paul Graham recently wrote an article on microsoft entitled “Microsoft is dead“. But is it?
On the web, Microsoft is inexistant, apart from My Space (don’t remember it’s name exactly), it’s invisible and all the major breakthroughs are now done through the internet with Web 2.0. Yet, the beast is not dead yet; it rules over the kingdom of desktops and it’s not tomorrow that Linux or MAC is going to force it to retire.
The question is: Does Microsoft has an Internet strategy or is it content to rule desktops? Let’s face it, the day Microsoft decides to make the web its hunting ground, it will draw a massive amount of money and buy a few companies and it will be on the heels of its competitors.
Yet, a big difference is there if you compare Apple, Google and Microsoft. Who is in charge of these companies? For Apple and Google, it’s tech guys while Steve Ballmer is a businessman! No doubt Steve has flair for good business but is it all that’s needed in the World of IT?