I saw the interview with the author of this article in Vanity Fair–
Microsoft’s Lost Decade, by Kurt Eichenwald. Specifically the article is titled: Microsoft’s Downfall, Inside the Executive E-mails and Cannibalistic Culture that Felled a Tech Giant.
I’m not gonna say much about the article other than I didn’t realize Microsoft had been felled. You’ll have to read it. Um, what I will say is that Windows is user-friendly. I can buy a new computer, open it, install programs, remove programs… and I’m 100% computer illiterate. My sister has a Mac. She had to take a week-long course in order to learn how to turn it on.
Both my daughters have Macs and they use them for nothing more than surfing the web. As far as any apps go, they have no interest. When I am forced, out of desperation, to use one of my daughter’s computers I get annoyed. My son, on the other hand, has a super-duper Windows PC and I can hop right on that sucker and blast off.
When we were in Scotland, one bed and breakfast provided us with a Mac. Nice of them but it was a real pain in the bloody ass.
So, I have no opinion on the accuracy of the article. I don’t know anything about the people involved with Microsoft aside from Bill Gate’s generous charitable contributions to our local high schools. I do mean OUR HIGH SCHOOLS and GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS.
But I will say this– ain’t nobody taking my Windows PC from me. I need a bread and butter work station. Oh… and then there’s this–
I would love to see Facebook employees trying to text while holding Yoga poses. That’s gotta be interesting. Can one never unplug?
My husband has to chair meetings, large meetings, and here’s what he has to say about the above Yoga incident:
“I would have walked over, stomped on it and handed it back to her with a smile. Now that would have made an impression. Kind of like when Harrison Ford slugged that guy while pretending to be Amish in Witness.”