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  • Game of thrones

    Posted on November 19th, 2012 at 19:15 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The men who would be Ballmer.

    It’s a small clique that’s rapidly  growing smaller.

    InfoWorld Tech Watch

  • Live Mesh on its last legs as SkyDrive rises

    Posted on April 27th, 2012 at 21:11 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Only one problem. SkyDrive doesn’t do everything Live Mesh does.

    Two problems. Ray Ozzie isn’t around to make sure Live Mesh lives.

    InfoWorld Tech Watch.

  • Ray Ozzie is NOT a “doomsday” guy

    Posted on October 27th, 2010 at 08:07 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I got ticked off when I read the news reports about Ray Ozzie’s departing blog, saying it’s a “doomsday” memo, or that it’s a slap in the face at Microsoft, or that Ozzie wanted to get back at his almost-former-employer by saying something embarrassing.

    It’s nothing of the sort. In fact, it’s incredibly good, free, departing advice from a guy who knows whereof he speaks.

    Why did he post it? I don’t know, but I’d guess it’s because Ozzie’s a straight-shooter, and he wants to be able to look back five years from now and feel good that he left MS with the best advice he could give.

    Hey, the guy’s demonstrably a genius. I don’t use that word lightly. He’s fabulously rich. He lost in a long-term knock-down, drag-out fight with Steve S, and he’s on to greener pastures.

    This reminds me in so many ways of the Allchin vs Silverberg fight, almost ten years ago. Allchin won. Silverberg left. But, in my opinion anyway, Silverberg was right.

    So, too, with Ozzie.

    See my Infoworld Tech Watch blog.

    I look forward to hearing about Ozzie’s new adventures, whatever they may be…

  • Back in the saddle

    Posted on October 25th, 2010 at 23:07 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’ve been offline for the past four day. Ran to Bangkok, to get my new son his US citizenship. All is well.

    Last week, just before I left town, I posted my personal take on Ray Ozzie leaving Microsoft. The InfoWorld Tech Watch blog got slashdotted, and for a time it was the lead article in Google’s Tech News.

  • Ray Ozzie’s leaving Microsoft

    Posted on October 19th, 2010 at 23:00 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    What took him so long?

    InfoWorld Tech Watch.