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