Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
King Canute Of Microsoft
These top chaps seem to live in a world of their own while thinking they dictate how the world behavesHere’s Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, making the Canute-like statement that he must ensure that the PC remains “the device of choice.”
With tablets growing 55% to 180 million units this year, according to Strategy Analytics, while PCs are falling 9.7% to 315 million units, according to IDC, it is clear how this tide is running.
The world is making its choice, and there’s nothing Ballmer can do about it.Tags: chaps, king canute, Microsoft, steve ballmer, tide