Netflix CEO Reed Hastings On Microsoft Windows 8; or why Tech Journalists need a Nate Silver
Ottway Ducard stashed this in MSFT
"If you think about the development of the mouse, when they had DOS, that was a real challenge to the whole Windows ecosystem. And they eventually won that, with Windows, because you could run DOS in an internal window, and so they had compatibility to all your DOS-based apps. But they did use pointers and mice and that kind of thing, and they were able to keep the installed base of DOS people and move forward into Windows."
Cogent analysis. It seems the only way for tech journalism to ever be any good is to have people who've *successfully* executed startups write all the articles.
Which is, I guess, why TC features guest journalism so often.
Who is the Gladwell or Michael Lewis of Tech? Or the Nate Silver? Or the Freakonomics guys?