Windows 8: A Failure to Communicate

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Microsoft has a problem with communication.  Specifically, they seem incapable of communicating with the consumer market of the post-PC world.  Vista was the first sign of this.  Even though Vista was a PC operating system, they pushed it on a market still comfortable that wasn’t ready to upgrade and didn’t like the product.  The failure… Continue reading Windows 8: A Failure to Communicate

Microsoft Office for iPad? Is Microsoft Insane?

Published on Author Eli Fennell

The folks at Microsoft have lost their minds, at least if the rumors are true that Microsoft plans to bring MS Office to the Apple iPad in 2012.  Why would they do anything so downright suicidal?  Do they want Apple to win?  If so, Microsoft Office for iPad is one way of ensuring they do.… Continue reading Microsoft Office for iPad? Is Microsoft Insane?

The Kindle Fire Hurts Apple, Microsoft and Helps Google

Published on Author Eli Fennell

I’m frequently amazed by the decline of tech journalism.  Amazon’s Kindle Fire may be the finest, or most infamous, example.  Lauded by the media, site unseen, as an “iPad killer”, it was sold by media-driven hysteria to millions of users, told it was the finest tablet since the iPad.  Now that the Fire is here we… Continue reading The Kindle Fire Hurts Apple, Microsoft and Helps Google

Why Microsoft Would Be Fools to Acquire Nokia

Published on Author Eli Fennell

The latest rumor about the unholy alliance between Microsoft and Nokia is that Microsoft may be planning to buy Nokia’s smartphone division in 2012.  This sounds like an attempt to move towards a purely vertical product line like rival Apple.  This would be a terrible idea, quite possibly the final blow to kill Microsoft as… Continue reading Why Microsoft Would Be Fools to Acquire Nokia

Apple and Microsoft’s Pyrrhic Patent Victories

Published on Author Eli Fennell

The media and blogosphere is going wild with news that the ITC has ordered an injunction against the shipment of certain HTC devices¬†running the Android operating system. ¬†As usual the Apple fanbois have overstated the significance of the ruling, Android fans are perhaps a bit too quick to dismiss any significance, and uninformed tech journalists… Continue reading Apple and Microsoft’s Pyrrhic Patent Victories