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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft is Dead

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jacobw writes "Paul Graham makes the case that Microsoft is Dead. Oh, they're still immensely profitable. They're just not scary.

A few days ago I suddenly realized Microsoft was dead. I was talking to a young startup founder about how Google was different from Yahoo. I said that Yahoo had been warped from the start by their fear of Microsoft. That was why they'd positioned themselves as a "media company" instead of a technology company. Then I looked at his face and realized he didn't understand. It was as if I'd told him how much girls liked Barry Manilow in the mid 80s. Barry who?
Graham goes on to theorize about how Microsoft became irrelevant, what they could do to become a dangerous force again, and why they're unlikely to do it."

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