More On What's Wrong With Microsoft
In case you missed my post earlier this week, I asked the question "What's Wrong With This Picture, Microsoft?" in reference to why the iPad doesn't have Office yet. Apparently there's more than one person that agrees with me. And they said it better too.
Ben Thompson writing for Statechery:
So to summarize, Office is not available everywhere, and probably won’t be anytime soon, because Microsoft has a devices business to prop up. Oh, and Microsoft’s business needs are a priority over user needs.
Even Windows fanboy Paul Thurrott writing for Supersite for Windows:
The reason this happened is that while Sinofsky had the maniacal power and force of will of a Steve Jobs, he lacked Jobs' best gift: An innate understanding of good design. Windows 8 is not well-designed. It's a mess. But Windows 8 is a bigger problem than that. Windows 8 is a disaster in every sense of the word.
This is not open to debate, is not part of some cute imaginary world where everyone's opinion is equally valid or whatever. Windows 8 is a disaster. Period.
When your own cheerleaders are now condemning your products and strategies, it's time for a major overhaul.
Or you could just switch to Mac.