There’s Nothing Paradoxical About Microsoft’s Strategy

I’ve been meaning to comment on an article I read a few weeks ago that made a fascinating statement about Microsoft’s new cross-platform strategy. It’s written by Andrew Cunningham at the always-excellent arstechnica.com, and it’s titled “You win, Microsoft: How I accidentally went back to Microsoft Word.” The piece is generally good, and makes mostly […]

Microsoft’s Strategy in 628 Words

Twitter is great for teaching a person to be short and sweet in their writing. Unless you continue tweets, which I never do, you’re stuck with 140 characters or less to convey complete thoughts. That’s a challenge for any writer, and if nothing else Twitter has taught me to be more concise when the need […]

Microsoft 365: Will Microsoft Migrate to All Subcription Services? (Updated)

Update: Microsoft just announced their Q1 2015 financial results, and they did quite well. Relative to this post, the fact that 7 million consumers are subscribing to Office 365 is particularly interesting. Makes a pretty strong case for the kind of subscription service I envision here… Update 2 (10/27/2014): So, Microsoft announced unlimited storage for […]

Is the Motorola Xoom Too Expensive?

Update (5/2/2011): I stand by my position that the Xoom wasn’t too expensive when it launched, at $799 for the 3G/4G version unlocked. At least, I think that was theoretically true at the time. Since then, however, with the 4G update and SD card support still looming some time in the future, and with the […]