I appeared on This Week in Tech (TWiT), episode 205 on July 26 and we discussed a lot of topics from the Palm Pre's battle over iTunes sync to the Mac dominating sales of $1000+ computers, but the topic we spent the most time debating was the fate of Microsoft.
It was a great conversation with Leo Laporte, the host of the show, along with Mashable's Pete Cashmore and technology pundit John C. Dvorak. Dvorak had just written a piece for MarketWatch entitled Is the party over for Microsoft? I've also written a couple recent columns on Microsoft's strategic trajectory:
- Has Microsoft switched from defense back to offense?
- The two tides that are turning against Microsoft
There was definitely a clash of opinions, but I think the result was a pretty well-rounded look at the challenges Microsoft is facing, the money it's wasting, and the things it will need to do to stay relevant in the years ahead.
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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the upcoming book, Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).