Saturday, August 01, 2009

And then the harder they come the harder they'll fall, one and all

Fascinating piece on the decline of the monolith from Redmond:

Today that is simply no longer the case. Microsoft has lost all but a sliver of this entire market. People who love computers overwhelmingly prefer to use a Mac today. Microsoft’s core problem is that they have lost the hearts of computer enthusiasts. Regular people don’t think about their choice of computer platform in detail and with passion like nerds do because, duh, they are not nerds. But nerds are leading indicators.

[From Daring Fireball: Microsoft's Long, Slow Decline]

Can Windows 7 halt the decline, does anyone care about Office 2010? The answer to both those questions seems to be s fairly strong no (and I'm writing this on a Mac, but think the iPhone is a pretty toy when put next to a Blackberry or a Pre so I'm no iDisciple).

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