Skip to comments.Former Microsoft bloke thinks world is done with the PC
Posted on 03/08/2012 10:15:59 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ray Ozzie admits that Microsoft has been left behind
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I would be quite happy with an updated Commodore with a modern 3Gig quad microprocessor, 8 gigs of ram, two 3 Tb Hard Drives, upgraded Commodore (or HP) Basic software and NO Microsoft anything. With the ability to use standard monitors, wireless, hard drives, printers, etc.
The iPad 3 has a new key on its virtual keyboard - Siri. You press it and, so the demo suggests, your iPad takes dictation. I just got an iPad 2, and will probably stand pat for a little while at least. But if in fact I learn that Siri is for real as a dictation-taker, I will be tempted sorely. By that, and the retina display and the iPhoto app that was demod yesterday.
One thing I have noticed in the camera on the iPad is its gorilla arm tendency. You need to hold the 1 1/2 lb. camera up and away in front of you to sight the camera, and that is an uncomfortable position to hold for any length of time. And I find that whenever I view a video I took, I am always disappointed when the video ends - but you simply have no choice but to limit how long you take videos with the iPad.
Hardly. I spent a fair number of years in that end of the business (nearly 30 years total in the computer biz); trust me.....they are/were NOT just “high end PC’s”. Note even close.
What you saw, and has pretty much always been the case, is that hardware continues to far outstrip software in terms of capability. I’d say the exception to that today would be in the world of wireless. Watching videos, even 4G LTE, on mobile devices is still not where it ought to be or will be eventually. The wireless networks in this country are pathetic.
For that matter, Internet speeds in this country are pathetic. Nearly a decade ago, a co-worker from Japan told me they had 100 Mbit Internet where he lived. We pay Time Warner Cable, those grubby thieves, a premium to get a whopping 5 up and down in 2012. It’s sickening.
I think perhaps you're confused. Gates and Ballmer are the ones who repeatedly missed "things coming", from the internet to smartphones and beyond.
Ray Ozzie has been in front of things for decades. He's a visionary and innovator. He went to Microsoft when they bought his company Groove Networks in 2005. He took over Gates' position as Chief Architect, and immediately started warning the management at Microsoft that they were in deep trouble, way behind the times and changes, and that they had better get their act together quick and change.
He was pushed out because Ballmer and others didn't like what he was saying. It scared them to think about change. Same old story, same old Microsoft.
I would trust Ozzie's opinion over that of Ballmer's any day, and over Gates' almost any day.
Then again, Your Mileage May Vary. Especially if you're a Microsoft fanboy, which I sometimes think may be the case. :)
You mean like this?
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