Microsoft Postpones Plan To Introduce At Least One Original Idea

Microsoft Postpones Plan To Introduce At Least One Original Idea

Microsoft Postpones Plan To Introduce At Least One Original Idea
Imagine the​ complexities, not to​ mention the​ complexes, attendant to​ being the​ world’s largest software manufacturer when your principal original idea so far has been a​ cheaper price than Apple?
Microsoft may well qualify as​ the​ American company to​ achieve the​ most success without introducing to​ the​ needy world at​ least one original idea, unless, of​ course, a​ low-down price can be construed as​ such a​ welcome contribution.
Let’s look at​ the​ spotty history of, not innovation, but imitation.
Remember when the​ Mac had point and​ click, drop-down menus, and​ the​ capacity to​ keep more than one program open at​ a​ time but eddying Microsoft didn’t?
Yet, ever resourceful but never innovative, Microsoft managed to​ imitate the​ features in​ ways that kept Gates and​ company in​ front of​ bars and, voila!, the​ world had Windows and​ then Office.
And what about search? Google virtually invented it .​
Yahoo got into the​ game by acquiring Overture .​
Finally, we have Microsoft trundling in​ with vows to​ chase Google and​ Yahoo in​ the​ lucrative venue.
As if​ that recent news weren’t embarrassing enough, now Microsoft has announced it’s about to​ chase down the​ iPod with its own Billy-come-lately hand-held music and​ video player.
And tune into the​ amazing innovation it​ brings to​ the​ fingertips .​
Microsoft's player will have at​ least one feature the​ iPod doesn’t: wireless Internet capability .​
So those who express a​ preference for​ the​ device at​ the​ cash register will be able to​ download music without being connected to​ a​ PC.
Tres strange, is​ it​ not, that Microsoft longed so for​ any advantage it​ would present us with a​ feature that encourages users away from the​ PC, which is, thanks to​ various fortuitous stumblings and​ cheapenings, its home turf.
But let’s not be unfairly critical and​ admit that the​ wondrous innovation will also feature a​ more advanced video screen.
In fact, let’s be proactively fair, as​ we always strive to​ be, and​ mention that Apple is​ not above imitation, either .​
For instance, after years of​ counterproductive soul searching, Jobs and​ crew finally figured out they could sell a​ lot more computers if​ theirs were compatible with the​ software that controls 90% of​ the​ world’s desktops .​
So in​ went Intel.
The only outfit that seems bent on sending the​ creative flame burning across the​ page in​ an​ uncompromising way is​ Goggle .​
But let’s not let its inventive duo of​ founders wiggle off the​ hook without a​ bit of​ a​ dunk in​ the​ wide waters of​ imitation .​
As we’ve all learned, one of​ Google the​ Great’s lastest forefronts is​ offering programs via the​ Internet that manage the​ same tasks the​ software does that Microsoft sells on a​ disk .​
How stunning is​ that innovation?
But taking Apple, Google, and​ Yahoo to​ task amounts to​ relative quibbles.
The seemingly hopeless wait is​ for​ the​ advent of​ at​ least one revelatory idea from Microsoft .​
Considering the​ host of​ accomplished techies they have in​ their employ, the​ most extraordinary astonishment is​ that we’re still experiencing only flagging anticipation.

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