Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Dinosaurs

Chief executive says free software, downloadable online, is on the horizon for consumers.


I was quite shocked to read the line above. I was going to blog about it, but Dare from Microsoft got their first and does a pretty good job:
Over a year ago, I commented that sometimes it feels like working at Microsoft is like working in Dinosaur Country. Every time, I hear the phrase “software as a service” or it’s cousin “software plus services” it makes me feel this way. Most of the people uttering this crap don’t realize that this makes them sound as dated as the old codgers who kept on talking about “horseless carriages” when everyone else called them automobiles or just plain cars.