ongoing · I’ve Seen This Movie

Tim Bray is ticked and he’s not going to take it any more: in I’ve Seen This Movie, Tim blogs,

One would assume that the world’s largest software company, when facing a technology choice, would take the trouble to actually, you know, understand the technologies involved, but the evidence doesn’t support that assumption.
Why? · The thing is, I’ve seen this movie before: The movie where there’s an emerging standard that’s got some buzz and looks promising and maybe it’ll raise the tide and float all our boats a little higher, and then Microsoft says they won’t play.

Geez. Nothing new on the internet but repeats. There’s a great conclusion. Worth reading the entire post.

One Response to ongoing · I’ve Seen This Movie

  1. bill_mcgonigle June 19, 2007 at 11:09 am #

    The interesting implication is that Microsoft’s staff doesn’t understand the relevant technology.
    Either the guy is putting up a huge front, or we may have been mis-attributing some things to malice. Blogging may be shedding some new light on an old problem. “Those who do not understand Atom are doomed to implement APP”?

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