[. . .]Read the complete article by James R. Stoup.
Momentum. It all boils down to momentum. Google has it. Sony has it. Apple has it pouring out of its orifices, Microsoft though. . .not so much.
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Right now Microsoft can’t even hold a press release about Longhorn without either saying its going to be delayed again or that they are cutting even more features. This really makes them look incompetent. I mean, I know they are incompetent but this really lets the rest of the world in on the joke as well.
The article was published on Jul 01, 2005. But, like me, if you are coming across it for the first time, do read it. Stoup does an excellent job of explaining why he thinks Microsoft is on the downturn.