Interesting interview by Thomas Houston:
Q: Is Ballmer still the man for the job?
A: No, and Ballmer was never the right man for the job, which
pains me to say because I really like the guy. Microsoft is an
engineering driven company, and it needs a voice at the top who
understands this world, and not a salesman. My vote is for
I agree. And I agree about this too:
To use Steve Jobs’ terms, Windows on ARM is a car and Windows on
Intel is a truck. If Microsoft is successful in this transition,
ARM becomes the volume version of Windows and the company splits
the market for “mainstream computing devices” somewhat evenly with
iOS and Android. If not, Microsoft is relegated to the truck
market. Or what we might call the business PC market.
★ Wednesday, 7 December 2011