God, I hope so. Because if in writing professionally for 20 years with several posts per day on average and over 25 books you have decided to leave because of this one article, you're not sophisticated enough for me to care in the slightest.
I just hope that not everyone you know who disagrees with a single assertion you make deserts you as readily.
Microsoft's fate was written in stone when they decide to go at it alone. They manage to shaft both HW partner (Intel) with the Windows RT and ODM/OEM with the Surface devices all at the same time.
Now they are left to fend for itself. I wish it all the best doing it alone in a world where ecosystem is king. They had a thriving ecosystem with partners and developers in x86 Windows and they blew it.
I support Paul's POV wholeheartedly.
History repeats itself. Apple makes innovations, then slowly fade away, until they hit the reset button. That's the nature of working in your own bubble.
The excitement of the Nokia purchase is starting to fade, and reality is settling in. How does Microsoft avoid going down Apple's path? Basically, how does MS encourage their partners (HTC, Moto, even Samsung) to help them further their goals?
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