A gauntlet in your eye, Steve (update)

An interesting afterthought to my previous pieceon the battle between Microsoft Office and Google Apps was posted on Garett Rogers’ “Googling Google” blogon ZDnet’s Blogosphere. Rogers noted Balmmer’s belitteling remark on Google Apps – “you can’t even put a footnote in a document”  and says: Perhaps what happened directly after he said that is precisely why Microsoft… Continue reading A gauntlet in your eye, Steve (update)

Chutzpah by any other name

There are many definitions of the term Chutzpah– my gran’s description of someone with chutzpah is “a person who kills his parents and then asks for the court’s mercy becasue he’s an orphan.” I wish I could pit Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer against gran – she would have taken him apart.

Is Google doing the Gatesdance?

Some people wrote to tell me that I am partial to Google, seeing that I have been defending its contra-Microsoft strategy on this blog. Truth isthat I respect their creative vision and the chutzpah with which they stick it to the Redmondites. But, of course, Google is not operating as a charitable organisation – they… Continue reading Is Google doing the Gatesdance?