Silicon Valley - Dan Gillmor's eJournal - Microsoft Can't be Civilized: Dan Gillmor on the Cringley column referenced below:
"Microsoft is going to dominate computing for the next decade or two. The question is whether the company will sink its revenue-sucking needle into everything that contains software, including embedded devices and all information that moves. The scene has now been set for this.
Only open source has a chance of slowing Microsoft. Watch the patent lawsuits. This is where Microsoft will apply its leverage. Everyone will complain, but by then it'll be too late."