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"Microsoft’s Creative Destruction"

posted Feb 5, 2010, 6:07 AM by Wei Wang   [ updated Feb 5, 2010, 7:15 AM ]
The New York Times Opinion article
by Dick Brass, published on February 4, 2010, was shared on the Washtenaw Linux User Group's mailing list.

After reading the article, I can't help thinking that Microsoft is actually a victim of its own closed-source culture. The two examples the author gave clearly show that, with the closed architecture of their own software, there is virtually no way for one group to introduce a new technology, a different approach of doing something, into a product of another group without disrupting the product owner.

That, in my opinion, is the real cause of their failures.