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Too Big For Its Shoes?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

There's a saying that Microsoft has so much money that it can afford to continuing improve on products that may have failed in the marketplace initially. WIth time, Microsoft's products will start to be sucessful because it has improved to the point that it is good enough, and that its competitors are either too scared to move or too scared and start making mistakes.

What happened to that spirit?

Why doesn't Play-for-sure devices gain Wi-fi sharing capabilities, just like Zune? Why don't Tablet PC and Windows Mobile gain multi-touch capabilities, just like the new Microsoft Table? Why did Microsoft abandon the wireless screen or slate-based PC so quickly, instead starting new projects from scratch again and again?

This is not the Microsoft I've known all my life...

P.S. On the other hand, Microsoft Bob deserved a quick death. It's the least Microsoft can do.

By Heng-Cheong Leong