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Friday, September 09, 2005
Why Microsoft can't best Google
Phil Waineright in ZDNET:
Here's a sampling of reasons why Microsoft is history:I don't agree with all this (the last question is particularly lacking in insight, for example--but it's an interesting debate nonetheless. I had my own take on Google in Connected Home recently.
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- Microsoft wants everyone to have a rich desktop experience, Google wants everyone to have a rich Internet experience.
- Microsoft's business model depends on everyone upgrading their computing environment every two to three years. Google's depends on everyone exploring what's new in their computing environment every day.
- Microsoft looks at the world from a perspective of desktop+Internet. Google looks at the world from a perspective of Internet+any device.
- Microsoft wants computers to help individuals do more unaided. Google wants computers to help individuals do more in collaboration. In the Internet age, who wants to work alone any more, when all the unexplored opportunity is in collaborative endeavor?
- In a few year's time, who's going to still be working at a desk anyway?