re: Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
No armageddon yet?
Ms total assets 142B$, apple 176, google 94.
Just look what the picture looked like a decade ago!
Ms total assets 67, apple 6, google 0,2: one or two orders of magnitude of growth loss by Ballmer.
Armageddon come and gone, now ms is no longer leader in access to web/cloud/advertising, Google Android is.
Efforts to kill the desktop by Ballmer himself (it is legacy, i'll bet the company on 8, metro is here to stay... and so on) are negatively effecting ONLY ms, to the point windows is the only mayor os not growing in those years.
it market is growing exponentially, but not for ms, that now is already smaller or comparable to opponentes it totally dwarfed a decade ago.
Under ballmer ms refused to grow in mobile and embedded markets, and now this madness comes painfully evident, but it is a trend started one decade ago.