[LINK] Microsoft's .net not so fit?
Fri, 27 Oct 2000 08:36:31 +1000
ROTFL. It's just step three of the normal media process:
1) Predict something will be announced, even though it doesn't exist yet.
2) Announce that the company's announced it, even though it won't exist for
3) Find someone to criticize it _because_ it doesn't exist.
A process which is manipulated by:
1a) Leak something that doesn't exist to see if it might be a good idea;
2a) Announce that it will exist next year; and
3a) Defend it from criticism on the basis that "of course it's not
stable/ready/available, we never said it would be until next year".
4a) When you finally deliver it, use the mere fact of delivery as an answer to
all foregoing criticism and therefore as a deflection against criticism that
what you actually delivered wasn't stable etc.
MS is about to move into 12-month's worth of 3a. 4a won't happen until there's
Subject: [LINK] Microsoft's .net not so fit?
Author: "Tony Barry" <me@Tony-Barry.emu.id.au>
Date: 26/10/00 9:00
.net not so fit?
MS has been slammed in a study released byForrester Research which
claims Microsoft's .net strategy is not yetready to be part of the
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