Where do you want to go in July 2008?

Where do you want to go in July 2008?

Summary: So I try to sneak away for a few days and Microsoft releases big news. Well, sort of big.

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So I try to sneak away for a few days and Microsoft releases big news. Well, sort of big. The fact that Bill Gates is stepping down from day-to-day operations at Microsoft qualifies as Big News. The fact that he plans to do so in July 2008 means any sensible analyst has at least a few weeks to gather his thoughts and decide what it means.

Besides, I fully expect the schedule to slip.

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  • Complex software.

    The news conference had an interesting moment in which Bill Gates speaks about the complexity of software for certain purposes. I suspect his working style has been shifting from details to concepts.

    If understanding the insustry is now more important than understanding the software, I can see how getting away would not seem like a substantial sacrifice, or weakness for the company.

    Someone still has to say Go / No go.

    Comments welcome.
    Anton Philidor