From: Slashdot, dpbsmith (263124)
I think Microsoft is suffering from terminal Big Company Disease, the situation in which a company loses focus on serving the customer and starts to obey the Three Laws of Necrotics:
First Law: hurt the competition. This is more important than anything else.
Second Law: don't cannibalize any of your own products, so long as this does not conflict with the First Law.
Third Law: Serve the customer, so long as this does not conflict with the First or Second law, and can be done in any spare time left over after dealing with more important priorities.