Thursday, November 20, 2003

Steve Gillmor: Sun's Jonathan Schwartz takes on Longhorn

Steve Gillmor: Sun's Jonathan Schwartz takes on Longhorn: "SG: What are the desktop killer apps, not in 5, but 2 years, that will seed that market, and force a migration off Office?
Schwartz: The killer app for this desktop is price, because China and India and El Salvador and Brazil can't afford a hundred dollars per desktop from Microsoft.
SG: For developers?
Schwartz: The killer app for developers is called volume. The fact of a hundred fifty million of these [phones] going up by leaps and bounds means that's where they can make money. Developers don't hunt for brilliant technology -- their instincts tell them to go to where the volume is, because that's where they can monetize part of that $80 billion."
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