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Friday, April 28, 2006

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Battlecruiser

Awesome. I just found out about another cool site: Netvibes. Anyway, it's always interesting to read your blog. Keep it up!

Brian

I think after Microsoft's news this week that they are clearly showing signs they are unable to keep up with the first user/early adopter segment, with attendant consequences to their future growth. What do you think?

Michael Katcher

Battlecruiser, thanks for the support!

Brian, I think that you've highlighted their exact problem. Microsoft is in an extremely innovative industry, and yet it doesn't act like an innovative company. Sometimes its actions remind me more of Standard Oil than any software company.

Microsoft's two big reorganizations in 2002 and 2005 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft#Product_divisions] highlight their inability to think clearly and have led to delays in the newest versions of their two flagship products, Office and Windows. With the latest reorganization and the release of Live.com, I had hoped that Microsoft finally had changed their corporate mindset. The above post would suggest I'm wrong.

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