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Comment: I'd love to be in his class (Score 5, Insightful) 179

by 0xdeaddead (#47719239) Attached to: Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

and know what not to do. If anything Steve is the textbook example on how an MBA brought zero growth to Microsoft, and destroyed not only two biggest cash cows in history, Windows & Office, but doomed the company to failure by de-incentiving through MBA theory of the week games like bands, to constantly backdooring H1B1'ing the workforce.

Gates made Microsoft, but Balmer destroyed it.

Comment: all that article tells me is that they are (Score 1) 149

by 0xdeaddead (#47548733) Attached to: Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

staying the corse with fewer people.

I'm sure that'll work out well, like the current corse is.

I'd be nice if MS had just fragmented out so we could get VC and .net on other platforms, along with Office. But as it stands now, all the kids are doing Ruby and anything else that isn't MS so the languages division (MSDN) folks are going down, and with Linux owning the 'cloud' space, now they screwed up consumer windows, so the tables and phones are taking over.

Looking back from 1999 it's amazing that MS could fuck it up so badly.

Comment: Re:China has an internet? (Score 4, Interesting) 58

for normal people? 2003 or so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

But it's crony captalisim at it's best. First they allow access to a western site to get the feel of it, then they have uncle at the military have the site blocked. Then Jr creates a clone version of that site. The pirate site then gets popular since you can't access the real site, and well billion + people means millions of users which means nice watch, a couple of apartments and shark fin soup for uncle.

It's a joke.

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