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SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 16, Issue 16 Week of April 29, 2013

 

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When Windows Tanks

 

 

 

In This Issue

 

 

Feature:

When Windows Tanks

 

Why Microsoft Is Right, and Why Windows 8 Is Wrong

Bill's Strategy at the Old Microsoft

Are PCs Dying?

What Happens to Microsoft?

What Happens to the Industry?

From a Higher Vantage Point

 

Quotes of the Week

 

Upgrades

 

"Google Now" Takes On Siri

Intel's New Leaders

 

Takeout Window

 

Desktop OS Marketing Share

Microsoft Stock Performance

"Google Now" Comes to the iPhone and iPad: Look Out, Siri

The Microsoft Surface RT

Rupert's Intellectual Damage

 

Ethermail

 

In Case You Missed It...

Members Making News

 

Upcoming SNS Events

 

& Media Links

 

In Other House News...

 

New Members' Welcome

How to Subscribe

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When Windows Tanks

 

I recently found myself asking fellow panelists at an MIT Forum what would happen if Windows 8 just didn't take off. There was a conversational pause, so I asked again. No takers. Perhaps it was because we were in Seattle, but no one wanted to talk about the elephant in the room.

 

It's quite likely that Windows 8 will be a bomb. If no one buys it, then what? What will happen to Microsoft, and what will happen to the rest of the computer industry?

 

This seems to me to be a critical strategic issue facing everyone involved. While there are currently online arguments about the level of sales, and why they are falling short, I haven't seen the larger, much more important question raised regarding what happens if the whole thing just tanks.

 

Recognizing that we have many members from Microsoft, from the Northwest, and from the computer industry, I should make sure to add a few caveats right at the top of this discussion.

 

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