[cap-talk] Midori in The Register
James A. Donald
jamesd at echeque.com
Tue Aug 5 22:48:29 CDT 2008
David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:
> You *always* have to take Microsoft marketing claims
> with a cellar of salt, but that's a separate issue
> from the technical merits or demerits of CIL or CLR.
> I'd prefer that we discuss those, rather than making
> vague and unsupported sideswipes about "Microsoft's
> latest big idea, an idea which I think leads to
> disaster", as James did.
I don't even know if it is Microsoft's big idea. They
are keeping their big ideas close to their chest, and my
concern rather is that they have no big ideas.
I am a huge admirer of Microsoft, a great fan, and my
concern is that with the departure of Bill Gates, the
bean counters may have taken over and they may have gone
Dilbert - that their core competencies went with Bill
Recall that Apple eventually had to bring Jobs back,
even though Apple once again displays the faults that
made them fire him the first time around.
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