Ballmer is asleep at the switch

Steve Ballmer just doesn’t get it. And what he doesn’t get is that a tablet is not just another PC form factor. They aren’t supposed to work like a desktop PC, they shouldn’t have the same feature set as a desktop PC , they must have better battery life and a slew of other features that make them completely different. It’s not just a form factor issue, it’s about giving a completely different and simplified user experience. An article I pointed out previously sums it up best – people don’t want to think about installing software and loading drivers and making sure the app they buy is compatible with their system. They have no want to worry about the underlying system, they want to just click and go, something Windows is notoriously unable to provide to people. The fact that Ballmer and his lackies keep trying to reuse and recycle Windows for every project that hits the market proves they […]

They’re calling for his head!

I will state pretty clearly that I think Ballmer has cocked up Microsoft pretty badly over the past few years. More projects have been butchered while under his guidance than in all the previous years. And when it comes to forward thinking and what Microsoft needs to do, under Steve’s guidance they’ve been playing catch up and in many cases have fallen so far behind they’re just better off giving up. And clearly I’m not the only one. Give this article a read and let me know what you think the future of Microsoft and Steve’s roll in it will be. Steve Ballmer has one more chance to save his job Personally I think Steve should step down. He just wants to work on what he personally understands not what the market actually wants. He thinks netbooks are a joke and that bit him in the ass. He thinks tablets are a waste of time (even though they have been […]

Why Ballmer’s Keynote Was Boring

Looks like Ballmer’s keynote address didn’t pack that much punch. Actually, I’ve read several articles that found Ballmer and what he offered to be completely lackluster. From what I gather MS is beating the same drum for the past year if not longer. Ballmer offered nothing new and didn’t even come close to "wowing" the crowd. Personally I’m underwhelmed by their technology offerings and don’t think it will make much of splash in the months to come. They’re being outpaced at just about every turn by other companies who are more focused, more agile and who understand the game better. This article is definitely worth a read: Why Steve Ballmer’s CES keynote was boring: Microsoft is looking back, not forward