No One Will Take Down Microsoft But Microsoft
from the bloated-and-arrogant dept
Bob Cringely is back with his latest piece on the future of Microsoft where he predicts that no one will be able to “take down” Microsoft at this point. They’ve successfully outmaneuvered every real challenger and have enough cash to coast their way past any threats from open source offerings (why he thinks open source offerings will just fade away is unclear). However, he thinks that, because of this, Microsoft will grow arrogant and bloated (as opposed to just plain arrogant?) and will miss the boat down the road, leading them to their own destruction. This seems like it’s all relative. If they miss the boat, it’s because another company (or group or set of people) builds that boat and goes with it. In other words, Microsoft doesn’t fail (or succeed) in a vacuum – though Cringely seems to think that maybe they’ve created one.