Monday, February 26, 2007

I still love Xbox, TabletPCs, Media Center, Halo, etc. Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger

NEVER trust someone to be objective about their employers products vs alternatives. It's not human nature, it's certainly not smiled upon by most companies, and there are always more objective sources to go to.

It is useful to have an insiders perspective on a company, and for such insiders to establish their credibility they have to avoid statements that are verifiably false. But there is certainly no dearth of people willing and able to speak up on behalf of Microsoft, including people who have relatives on the payroll at the Washington Post.

View the comments for this article, written by Bill gates:


What you'll find is that among ordinary people, not technogeeks (well some of those in there too including mine) people's opinions about Microsoft are almost uniformly negative. Even when Bill Gates makes several statements that most people would agree with, we almost universally question his motives.

Actions speak louder than words. We all know that. What the world waits for is some indication, not an open letter or a press release, that the company has changed its attitude about how it competes, and how its products fit into the vast world of technology.

The insatiable, palpably pathological urge for a few top executives to dominate, rather than just contribute to the "technosphere" worries the average informed person, and with good reason. What is needed is for these tendencies to not just be curbed, but eliminated.

Still watching for signs of (real) change.

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