Either you are trolling or you are utterly clueless.
Not trolling at all. Indeed, you are unable to answer the question I pose, and instead turn try to turn it around into an attack on me.
(for the record, I am not utterly clueless, partially maybe. But not utterly.)
How much money has Microsoft said in its SEC filings that it has spent on Research and Development. What is the result of that money spent? I remember the big PR splash that Microsoft Surface made, and how it was boasted to be a product of Microsoft Research. Then I saw this video of Johnny lee who surpasses Microsoft Surface for $50 in parts and some real creative research and development.
One person offered Clippy as a shining star of Microsoft Research.
(I'll pause while the laughter subsides....)
Some good projects of Microsoft Research have been mentioned, but I will ask my question again --- what project in Microsoft Research has dramatically changed the computer industry?
No one so far has been able to show how Microsoft Research has elevated the computer industry.