Question From a Reader

The following question came in from a reader who happened to catch one of my posts on a programming email list. ==== As usual, I quite enjoy your detailed analysis coupled with historical contexts, since I learned my trade through those days (Sun SPARC workstations, VAX minicomputers running VMS, etc.).  They are always entertaining, usually …

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Will 2013 Be the Year Microsoft Exits the PC Desktop Software Business?

I realize many want to dismiss such a statement, but there is a lot of serious speculation in the financial and technical worlds that MS may just throw in the towel on the PC market. There are many good reasons for this speculation. Windows 8 left a crater and plume normally associated with dinosaur extinction. …

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