better off globally with smaller countries and more power given to local authorities
Yes, we call these "states". They each can have their own laws, too.
I've deliberately omitted
.NET -- I have no desire to do the Microsoft languages
To each his own, but may I ask what drove that decision? Love or hate Microsoft, but C# is pretty much the pinnacle of C-style programming languages.
It's a boring sentence trapped in a boring, verbose memo
He's being intentionally vague - not naming products or companies.
If I had to guess, he's probably referring to the fact of how quickly both Linux and OSX matured on the Intel platform while Microsoft moved so slowly it might as well have been standing still.
In the mid-nineties Microsoft wanted to deliver big on the Internet - do you think they did?
The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much.