Prescient analysis from seven years ago:
I already know what the reaction to this essay will be. Half the
readers will say that Microsoft is still an enormously profitable
company, and that I should be more careful about drawing
conclusions based on what a few people think in our insular little
“Web 2.0” bubble. The other half, the younger half, will complain
that this is old news.
I linked to this back when it was fresh, but it feels relevant again this week, and worth a re-read. Graham’s essay captures well the fear that Microsoft instilled at its peak.
★ Wednesday, 5 February 2014