Microsoft and Google Grapple for Supremacy as Stakes Escalate - New York Times: "Microsoft, of course, is the reigning powerhouse of computing and Google is the muscular Internet challenger. On each side, the battalions are arrayed: executives, engineers, marketers, lawyers and lobbyists. The spending and competition are escalating daily. For each, it seems, the other passes what Andrew S. Grove, a founder and former chairman of Intel, calls the 'silver bullet test' of strategic competition. 'If you had one bullet, who would you shoot with it?'"
Timely reality check from Steve Lohr (who I wish would write another book; his Go to: The Story of the Math Majors, Bridge Players, Engineers, Chess Wizards, Scientists and Iconoclasts who were the Hero Programmers of the Software Revolution was excellent)