Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Steven Sinofsky: Microsoft just lost its Steve Jobs. How will it ever catch up with Apple now? - Slate Magazine

Excerpt from a think-different perspective on Steven Sinofsky's Microsoft exit
"But now Sinofsky is suddenly gone. And while I bet his departure will make Microsoft a nicer place to work, I’m not sure that harmony is what the company needs now. Under Ballmer, Microsoft has long operated like it doesn’t care about the future, missing the rise of the iPod, touchscreen smartphones, and modern tablets. Now, thanks to Sinofsky, it’s finally got a chance to break with that sorry past. So he was a jerk. So what? With Sinofsky’s departure, Microsoft is rudderless at a time of intense competition. He was the firm’s most thoughtful executive, certainly more perceptive about technology than Ballmer. Sinofsky had a firm vision about where the PC industry should go. Ballmer does not. As Michael Pusateri quipped on Twitter, “The wrong Steve is leaving Microsoft.”"
Steven Sinofsky: Microsoft just lost its Steve Jobs. How will it ever catch up with Apple now? - Slate Magazine
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