Monday, May 08, 2006

PBS | I, Cringely . May 4, 2006 - Killer Apps

PBS | I, Cringely . May 4, 2006 - Killer Apps: "It doesn't take an Einstein to realize why Microsoft is headed down and
Google is headed up."

More Microsoft == bad, Google == good from Cringely. Unusually harsh and binary for Cringely, who is apparently still annoyed about an IE + Yahoo incident that recently infected two of his PCs. Tangential excerpt:

"A lot of this comes down to how companies view themselves and what they are really good at. You'll notice, for example, that I didn't include Sun in my list of vital companies. That's not so much because Sun can be defined in terms of the others but that Sun is simply doomed. Their software isn't better, their hardware isn't better, and they can't see themselves as anything but a maker of hardware or software, so my simple recommendation is that they take the rest of their cash and try entering a hot new field like -- say -- space flight. Or making really fine cakes. The world will always need fine baked goods. Or just give it back to the shareholders. Really."
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