Dominic Case writes:
>In terms of (a) vision and (b) profiteering, how would you compare a
>company like - say - Edison, a century ago, with - say - Microsoft today?
It's too late and I'm too tired to answer the question in relation to
vision and profiteering: but if there is any meaningful comparison to
be made in terms of company lifespan, then we can expect to see
Microsoft's core products (i.e. Windows and related software
technologies) start losing their market dominance as they are
eclipsed in the marketplace by competing technologies in around a
decade's time, and for Microsoft to disappear from the corporate
landscape gradually between 2020 and 2030. An interesting thought.