Do you think Microsoft is going to die ? Well this author certainly thinks so,
well perhaps not die but it would mean really bad news for M$.
None of this should come as a surprise to Gates. I remember in the
mid-90s he shrugged off the claims that Microsoft was unstoppable by noting that
the electronics industry was so cyclical that no company ever stayed on top for
long. In that light, Microsoft had a longer run than most. It is still a
well-run company, which argues that its fade will be long and slow, like DEC,
rather than a sudden death like Wang. And it may yet come back -- there may
already be something revolutionary under way in a back lab in Everett or
Mountain View -- but, like Yahoo! and Apple before it, Microsoft may have to die
in order to be reborn.