Dawn of a new day

On October 27, 2010, in news, by


First off I don’t think the “Microsoft consumer brand” is dying.  http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/27/technology/microsoft_pdc/index.htm  A little dented maybe, but it’s going to take a long time to migrate to Ray’s vision.  Go walk into a best buy or Fry’s and the number of Windows PCs is still greater than any other platform.  Add to that the need for business to keep workflows working, and well there ya go.

I think the role of the “software architect” is in your hands, that of the marketplace.  You’ll still find the best fit to your needs whether here, there, cloud, on premises, whatever you want to call it. 

P.S.  Yo, Ray.  You want a dawn of a new day?  How about enabling comments.


One Response to Dawn of a new day

  1. Dean says:

    I want to rant about what he said also. I know. I comment on everything but I’m commenting again so tuff.

    Ray is correct in saying that the PC as we know it probably will disapear in the home. NOT in businesses but in the HOME. Why ? Because of people. Let me explain.

    When PC’s first arrived in the late 1970’s they were used to do USEFUL things like your taxes or to keep track of your checking account or to learn how to program. Except for games they were not used for entertainment. So back then the usefulness to entertainment ratio was something like 70/30. Now flash back to today. Today people use their PC’s for four main things. Shopping, movies, music and porn. The usefulness to entertainment ratio is now like 10/90. In other words the PC has gone from a device of usefulness and learning to a device of pure entertainment. For that you do not need Microsoft Windows exclusively. For that the ‘cloud’ more than suffices and the ‘cloud’ can be accessed by any device. But it’s NOT Microsoft’s fault nor the fault of any other tech company. It’s OUR fault. We choose what we want to use our computers for and apparently we don’t want to use them to learn anything. I don’t see any company being able to change that.