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What if Microsoft had done Windows 8 differently?

A comment Matt Rosoff over on CITEworld’s re-publication of my post on Microsoft’s current approach to developer (and other customer) engagement inspired me to do a thought experiment.  What if Microsoft had approached “Windows 8″ differently?  There are a number … Continue reading

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Are OEMs creating a self-fulfilling prophesy?

Having just written about the paucity of Windows Tablets in the retail channel I have to wonder if Microsoft’s OEMs are creating a self-fulfilling prophesy.  Microsoft came out with the Surface because the OEMs weren’t creating the kinds of products necessary to … Continue reading

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Tablets are creeping into business

Point of Sale (POS) systems (basically networked electronic cash registers) have been with us since the early 1970s.  I recall our local Burger King having a PDP-8 under the counter for running their registers back in 1973.  Around the same … Continue reading

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