After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> ____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Monday 06 April 2009 17:21 : \____
>>> Executive summary:
>>> 1. Implement better leadership
>> Microsoft will fight every option except 1 with tooth and nail.
> Obligations to investors have a span of /quarters/, not years or a decade.
> Therefore, due to prescribed business goals, Microsoft will probably end up
> like another company with a "Micro" in its name. But will Microsoft find a
> suitor for $7.5bn? How about Google (GOOG)? Naaa.. they already have GNU/Linux
> and it's better than Windows. Google Apps too are better than Microsoft's
> Web-based offerings.
Should it come to pass that Microsoft ever enter such dire straits ("Even
Jesus gets 'Industrial Disease'!), I imagine there are some large Microsoft
customers who would kvell at being handed Microsoft's "family jewels" to
manage for themselves. Think of all the bugs they could fix!
There are more things in heaven and earth,
Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
-- Wm. Shakespeare, "Hamlet"