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Re: Microsoft's Bad Quarter and 'Lost Decade'
Posted by: Katherine Noyes 2012-07-24 20:47:35
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The times, they are a-changin', as the old song goes, and nowhere is that more evident today than in perceptions of our old friend Microsoft. In fact, after years of being viewed by many as an unconquerable leader in the world of desktop software, Microsoft's armor is apparently beginning to chip. Exhibit A: "Microsoft's Lost Decade," a recent article in Vanity Fair that paints a damaging picture of how the software behemoth has declined in recent years.


Re: Microsoft's Bad Quarter and 'Lost Decade'
Posted by: Runaway1956 2012-07-27 07:38:37 In reply to: Katherine Noyes
A "company on the rocks"???? Come on now. There are so many tens of thousands of good solid companies out there, that are NOT world known monopolies - you can't say the company is on the rocks after some declining sales, and a single quarterly loss.

You MIGHT say that it is a "monopoly on the rocks" though.

When Microsoft becomes just another also-ran, instead of the unworthy and unwieldy behemoth that it is today, I'll stop hating on them. When Microsoft is lost somewhere in the top ten-thousand US corporations, they'll be alright.

I just hate monopolies.
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