It generates hits, sells ads, & it appeases the egos of of certain narcissists.
- 2001: “Microsoft Waltzes The Next Step In The Dance Of Death (Avoidance)” http://www.macobserver.com/columns/thebackpage/2001/20010810.shtml
- 2003: “Microsoft is dying slowly”
- 2004: “Microsoft Is Dead. Long Live Microsoft.”
- 2005: “R.I.P. Microsoft” http://abcnews.go.com/Business/SiliconInsider/Story?id=508399&page=1
- 2006: “The Microsoft malaise: Eight signs that the software giant is dead in the water”
- 2007: “Microsoft is dead”
- 2008: “Are we looking at the death of Microsoft Windows?” http://webtrends.about.com/b/2008/04/11/are-we-looking-at-the-death-of-microsoft-windows.htm
- 2008: “Is the Cloud the End of Microsoft?”
- 2009: “Microsoft is dying” http://distorted-loop.com/2009/07/24/microsoft-is-dying/
- 2009: “Microsoft is doomed.” http://blogs.computerworld.com/microsoft_is_doomed_again
- 2011: “Is Microsoft dying?” http://www.aiim.org/community/blogs/expert/Is-Microsoft-Dying
- 2011: “Microsoft-Watchers See A Company In Decline” http://www.informationweek.com/byte/microsoft-watchers-see-a-company-in-decl/231002608
And every few years we get another ad-revenue generating, attention-getting reason why Microsoft is going down in flames:
- First, it was Macintosh & the GUI.
- Then, it was Netscape and the “browser OS”.
- Then it was Java, “write once, run anywhere”, and the Java OS.
- Then it was Thin clients & “the end of the fat desktop”.
- Then it was the DOJ & “the breakup of the monopoly”.
- Then it was Linux/OSS & “the death of proprietary software”.
- Then it was VDI & “the return to mainframe computing”.
- Then it was HTML5 & “web-based applications”.
… and this season it’s the “post PC era” & the emergence of Consumerization of IT (COIT) solutions that will displace Microsoft everywhere.
With all that being said, look what that clown Marc Benioff is mouthing off about now in 2012:
- NEWS: Salesforce.com CEO predicts Windows 8 will be “the end” for the OS
Being a Larry Ellison disciple, I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.