Former Microsoft VP Dick Brass weighs in on why Microsoft 'no longer brings us the future' | Engadget →http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/04/former-microsoft-vp-dick-brass-weighs-in-on-why-microsoft-no-lo/
These are indeed some sad comments from a former Microsoft VP, but as disappointed and upset I am with Microsoft for a number of reasons, I don’t entirely buy his dooms day tale. Microsoft has had some interesting ideas lately. They haven’t made product-sized splashes like the iPhone or iPad, but things like Surface and Project Natal show that someone there is getting through the lab doors with their dreams intact. And Windows 7’s “window snap” makes me genuinely jealous of a Microsoft feature for the first time in almost a decade.
Sidenote: before you comment, yes, I know there are Mac utilities that duplicate the window snap behavior.
Whether Microsoft can actually start getting all the little bits and pieces of these projects right again that it has for so long utterly failed at—like Surface’s terrible first-run experience— is a different story.