The question comes in many forms. What do you do? What is your job? What line of work are you in? What do you do for work? It’s a simple question, and one I get more since I began working from home at my own company. I suspect the answer one gives to that questions … Continue reading My Work
I bought my first PC in 1994. It ran both DOS and Windows 3.1. Over the next few months, I’d install more RAM, a modem and a CD-ROM. Although I justified my purchase by telling myself I’d no longer have to rely on the computers at the library at the University of Utah, my computer … Continue reading My Windows Experience
Steve Wildstrom for Techpinions comparing the different approaches Apple and Microsoft took with their latest ads: I have worked with both companies for many years and can assure you that while they are very different from each other, both are fiercely competitive, touchy, and as huggable as hedgehogs. But there can be big difference between … Continue reading A Tale of Two Ads
Much has been written about Steve Ballmer’s decision to retire from Microsoft. No doubt there’s a lot more analysis to come, but I don’t plan to add to that narrative today. But having spent about 11 years of my career at Microsoft as a contractor, full-time employee and vendor, I decided to share a couple … Continue reading My Two Experiences with Steve Ballmer
Forbes recently provides some details pertaining to how the big three, Apple, Google and Microsoft, are doing in the fast growing smartphone business. Two metrics stood out: Total number of phones sold and total dollar amount paid to developers. Why these two? Because it’s very difficult for a late-to-the-party product like Windows Phone to … Continue reading What Third Place in Smartphones Looks Like
The Big Three in tech released their quarterly earnings last week, and I don’t think any of them were beating their chests too hard, including Apple. I mean this isn’t Amazon territory where sales in the billions results in a few pennies of profit. Nothing Apple or Microsoft can do, other than earn a few … Continue reading Holy Triumvirate of Earnings
Steve Ballmer, in an email to Microsoft employees today: “Going forward, our strategy will focus on creating a family of devices and services for individuals and businesses that empower people around the globe at home, at work and on the go, for the activities they value most.” Now that’s interesting. The CEO of the world’s … Continue reading Devices! Devices! Devices!