The End of the Web? Not Even Close.

Everyone’s got their tin-foil hat on today, it seems. Scoble posted this morning on twitter – http://twitter.com/Scobleizer/statuses/814823578 That if Microsoft buys Facebook and Yahoo search – the end of the web is coming. There will be a lot shaking out from that but I wanted to reply specifically to this post on Herd Watching – Special Microsoft / Facebook Edition – The End of the Web? where the statement is made “first off, Microsoft is just evil”. Really? I started to comment directly there but then figured it would be best as a separate post. First off, MS buying Facebook/Yahoo …

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What companies plan their purchases strategically?

Craig Bailey posted this link on Twitter regarding Sun’s lacklustre performance last quarter – Jonathan Schwartz’s Blog: Our Q3 Choice quotes: “Why don’t you just stop giving your software away? Because we prioritize developer adoption. Let me give an example….the MySQL team had scored a design win – ahead of the proprietary competition. What should we have charged them beforehand? No matter what it was, they wouldn’t have used the product – startups and developers don’t pay for software…We didn’t pay them, the MySQL team earned their adoption.” “Why does Sun’s CEO waste time writing that blog?Because I believe in …

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April Fool’s and VFP

OK – I hope everyone had a blast yesterday with the various jokes that went around although I have to say I think Doug‘s hit a little too close to home.  Before I read his, I was even tempted to post one that said “Microsoft was giving up on Visual Basic and introducing a USE statement into Visual C#”. But after seeing his (the clincher was the WSYP feature), I figured I would stay out of it. I always think of the best April fool’s jokes as having a few qualities: 1) Possible yet extremely unlikely 2) Ludicrous expectations (as …

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Future of (your) Development Lies in You, Not Microsoft

By now, I hope most FoxPro developers (and others) have read the announcement and the various follow ups (and no this isn’t meant to be link bait but more of an exhaustive way of reading about it all) E-WeekMary JoCraig BerntsonYag’s Thoughts and CommentsAlex FeldsteinDoug HennigJohn KoziolRick SchummerDavid StevensonRandy JeanAndy KramekMike Feltman and I’m sure there will be more before the week is up. As is always the case when these announcements hit, people will be asked “how could we possibly have been developing with a tool that’s no longer around?” I think Doug actually put it best when he …

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