Charles wrote:What do you think of this format: expert to expert? C
AWESOME! I had a "brain wave" (if you want to call it that way) a few hours ago. Why not throw a few experts together and let them defent their technology against each other? I don't know if that is doable but sounds very cool to me...
haha like "expert death match"
Charles sort of already did it with functional vs. imperative at JAOO. I think that could be revisited because all those guys seemed pretty set on functional languages. I want a diehard imperative guy to take on a diehard functional guy haha
"I spend a lot of my time thinking ..." Indeed, it seems that in Microsoft there is a lot of (really lots of) thinking but ... little doing. You might be thinking about new innovative designs but it is Apple which produced the IPhone
and not Microsoft. It is apple which produced the IPod and not Microsoft. It is Google which first produced the better interface to online maps and it is first Google which acquired and introduced the great 3d Google Earth software. And it is first Google
which innovated on the web mail design interface and not Microsoft, all though it had lots of Hotmail users, years and research thinking time to "think about it".Whilst, Microsoft Tablet PC has not been a success. Media Center has barely succeeded and its
Media Extendors have been a complete failure. Xbox 360 is being outsold by the WEE partly because of the WEE's new type of motion-sensing controllers, although Microsoft had done lots and lots of user interface "thinking" before producing the 360. And what
is happening with the once "innovative" SPOT technology? MSN Wrist Watches remember? Finally, Zune is still a joke and even incompatible with Microsoft's Plays for Sure, even one year after its release. Where was the "thinking" there?I am not saying that everything
the competition does is better of course. But with these points I am trying to raise a simple and honest question that you should be able to answer: Where is all that thinking going? In other words: What is wrong with the company? Why does Microsoft appear
at least to fail where its competitors are successful?