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Herald sez:

Bill Gates’s world view really is extraordinary. He seems to be obsessed with the idea that the size of something – specifically, how huge it is – is more important than what it does and how well it does it.

But his obsession is self-serving: Windows, the hugest of the huge in terms of operating systems, got that way in large part because consumers buy into what’s biggest and not necessarily what’s best. If you continue to stoke the fires of huge, the people will continue to flock to it. Also note that he chooses to compare Microsoft to IBM – which as a hardware/professional services company isn’t really a competitor any longer – and does so at a time when more serious competition, in the form of Apple’s gaining market share traction and UNIX/LINUX usage becoming more and more widespread. In the vein of “pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” Bill is probably attempting to take a leaf out of Dubya’s book by stirring up a sound-and-fury that detracts from the real story.

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