Microsoft is Toast

From a recent interview with Steve Blank:

Microsoft is the living dead. Microsoft is a standing joke now in the technology business.

The one game you could see playing out is they buy Skype, they buy Nokia, Steve Elop finally injects some life into the company and replaces Ballmer and Microsoft reinvents itself. Elop is a great politician and a great IT guy, and maybe they could reinvent themselves along that axis. But it wil never happen as long as Steve Ballmer is Bill Gates’s best friend.

Microsoft is the new Wang. Remember Wang? It was a dedicated piece of word processing hardware. Or they’re the new Data General or the new DEC. The wings fell off but their trajectory kept them going for a couple years until they plummeted to earth because there was nothing underneath them anymore.

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