Just browsing through feeds on a lazy Sunday and I saw one titled “Microsoft the new IBM?” on Scoble’s blog. Now, normally I disregard most talking about Microsoft (unless they sell cool communist shirts), but reading that headline reminded of something I heard a while back, although I don’t recall who said it.
“There won’t be another Microsoft because for there to be another Microsoft there would need to be another IBM to bend over and take it in the ass.”
And that got me thinking, who is going to be the company that boffs Microsoft as hard as they did IBM? As Microsoft sees their product share slipping, or starts becoming convinced that some new area of development is the future, I wonder if some small company is really going to pull a big one on them.