Apple isn’t the next Microsoft, you see. Apple is not the next anything because the role it aspires to transcends anything imaginable by Microsoft, ever. Google is the next Microsoft.

Robert Cringely discussing why Microsoft bought Skype (via parislemon)

i actually believe more in google’s ability than this, but interesting perspective

(via khuyi)

Google hired too many people from Microsoft. There are some who, I’d guess, still passionately believe in Google’s mission (organizing all the worlds info), but when the goal begins to be just “make as much money as possible”, its hard to maintain “don’t be evil.”