Monday, November 14, 2005

G MS Y?

While all the wars were being fought in recent times over virtual space, one player was conspicuous by its absence - but some announcements in the last few days got the gates backwide open...
the good part is, i am not geek enough to analyse the services of the three major players in virtual space... the bad news is, that doesnt stop me from writing about it...:)
Good Ol' Bill is an icon, theres no denying it... but unfortunately he has never been able to translate that into a favourable opinion about his enterprise... while there are a lot of us who display 'Get firefox' icons, havent seen any 'I use E' (yup, bad one acknowledged) buttons... also, theres no denying the fact to a lot of us, Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc are still THE applications and they have indeed made lives a lot easier (hmm, not powerpoint,on second thoughts..hehe), and when you add MSN chat and Hotmail into the mix, MS automatically becomes an integral part of our automated life.. normally that gives a load of ammunition forworship, but surprisingly all that doesnt make us say 'I Love MS'...
Is it that we love the underdog? or is it that we hate the way MS has been getting too many dollar bills? if it is the latter, is there too much of a harm in a guy making money out ofhis ideas and work? isnt that supposed to be the mantra of knowledge working and the basis of copyrights? why should we be having a problem with the money being made? why should it be open source??
i wonder if the 'no love' is because it has changed the way we work... or is it something like school?.. none of us liked it when we had to go to school, but down the line there is also a realisation that perhaps it did do some good for us, or more importantly, it made a difference in the direction of our lives...perhaps, Bill, you have to wait some more for the idolising...
until next time, yahoo!!! Gmail is moving towards 3 GB....:)

5 comments:

pallavi said...

MS is overrated but definitely more userfriendly I think... :) or maybe I just got used to it... :)

3GB ... hmmm do we need that space ??

A Cynic in Wonderland said...

..there was a nice article i had read on microsoft versus intel version of the monopoly ..wills end that if i find it

blokes said...

right now, it is a time for marriages in the silicon valley when companies complementing each other are merging- reworking old competition to networking and partnering! MS had its heydays, now it is someone else's turn.

manuscrypts said...

pallavi: oh, we do!! :)

cynic: okey :)

manuscrypts said...

blokes: they have made a term too - co-opetition :)