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Re: The Microsoft Store

On 2009-02-13, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
> On Fri, 13 Feb 2009 19:13:11 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

>> http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2009/02/13/microsoft-to-open-new-retail-stores-like-apple/
>>> Haven't read it yet, but the picture cracked me up with laughter:  A Circuit
>>> City store with the Windows logo on it and a quickly-applied name "Microsoft
>>> Store".
>>>    You load sixteen tons, what do you get
>>>    Another day older and deeper in debt
>>>    Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
>>>    I owe my soul to the company store
>> This confirms that Microsoft's business model is dying.
>> It's a good thing they didn't go into banking as some people suggested in 2007.
>>         http://www.cringely.com/2009/02/wall-street-cant-count/
> And it's a good thing you don't read the articles you quote.
> The point of that article is that the chart is wildly inaccurate, and that
> banking isn't anywhere near as bad as the chart would have you believe.
> But since you didn't actually read it, and only looked at the chart, you
> wouldn't know that.

It's *still* a good idea MICROS~1 didn't go into banking. If they had
the crisis would be worse than the chart was supposed to suggest.

Now, what about the article contradicts the fact that the monopolists
are now copying another App-hole INNOVA~1 because their business model
is in shambles?

Face it, all they have left to work with is copying from linux and
iApple. They haven't come up with an idea in a good, long time that
was: a) new; and, b) desired by consumers. All they do is cheap, buggy
knock-offs of others' ideas, or dumb buggy ideas that they can't give
away. Usually all of the above: cheap, dumb, buggy knock-offs that they
can't force down anyone's throat once people get a taste of it.

VISTA: Visually Interesting but Still Terrible Appliance

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