[FoRK] Quarters needed for Apple to put Microsoft out of our misery?

Bill Kearney wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 30 15:23:13 PST 2015


Dude, no amount of techno-babble is going to buy your way out of the 
wrong-headed hole you've dug (still digging) for yourself.

Let it go.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Stephen D. Williams
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 6:00 PM
To: Friends of Rohit Khare
Subject: Re: [FoRK] Quarters needed for Apple to put Microsoft out of our 
misery?

They definitely are not.  Their server side aspirations never went anywhere 
other than opaque services. Presumably they have cloudy
Linux religion there like everyone but Microsoft.  It's just that they're 
the first who could buy Microsoft and would, simply by
having the right processes and culture, do something interesting once having 
done so.

Google would probably make the best overall moves.  Amazon would be more 
logical due to location and existing cross-pollination,
however I think the result might sink because of a critical mass of people 
too-steeped in Microsoft culture.  And it seems that
Amazon's culture isn't totally effective either.

I don't think of it as "consumerifcation of enterprise", that really is 
about end-user devices and maybe end-user oriented services,
like Gmail, that are good enough for enterprise use. The Internet itself and 
related services like email evolved in just that way.
I have an article from a major computing magazine from 20 years ago 
insisting that Internet email could never be used by business at
all, only X.400 from GE or similar would do. (Yet another shill article it 
seems, or at least seriously myopic even then.)

Overall, it is more like "Linuxification / Internetification / 
modularization of enterprise."  This is the grand benefit of object
oriented design and software componentization, only in a slightly different 
form.  The "Grand Unified Refactored Enterprise."  GURE?

sdw 



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