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Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
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Lorna Garey
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5/30/2014 | 9:18:06 AM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
Oh, absolutely, turning Microsoft isn't going to happen quickly or easily, but there are signs that Nadella is on the right track - Azure's success, deal with Salesforce.com. 
Andrew Binstock
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5/29/2014 | 11:07:21 PM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
Yow, Lorna, swings a brick bat!
DDURBIN1
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5/29/2014 | 3:10:50 PM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
Microsoft is an organization and I do believe Nadella was at MS the whole time the "post-PC" era erupted right under Microsoft's nose.  Nadella is the head of this same organization or was the entire organization replaced with Ballmer?  Nadella's  "post post PC' statement is an effort to reset the clock to figuratively get MS back in the game. I like Nadella as he is doing things differently and better but it's like trying to turn the world's largest oil tanker around.  It takes time and lots of effort.  
Laurianne
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5/29/2014 | 2:59:24 PM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
I think Tom just nailed this one.
Lorna Garey
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5/29/2014 | 1:54:35 PM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
Seriously? First, blaming Nadella for Microsoft's past missteps is like blaming Obama for Iraq. Fashionable, but flawed logic. Second, Gartner will declare PCs are over when companies that make their money on the PC ecosystem tell them to.
DDURBIN1
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5/29/2014 | 1:14:24 PM
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Have you tried speech to text on a smart phone, any smart phone? Only about a 80% correct translation rate.  Real time "Skype talk" translation?  Please....
DDURBIN1
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5/29/2014 | 1:08:21 PM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"

It certainly is a great reckoning to hear the MS CEO "jump" to the next era without really participating in the first era if there is such a second progression.  Since MS pretty much missed the first Post-PC era how do they really know there's a second or just a continued extension of the first? MS's radar has not been very spot on.  I'll believe it when Gartner agrees.

Thomas Claburn
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5/28/2014 | 7:44:21 PM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
It sounds better than acknowledging Microsoft is in the mobile era without much mobile market share.
Charlie Babcock
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5/28/2014 | 7:24:28 PM
Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
Kinda like saying "open open source" or "new neo-conservatives." It's catchy and captures the moment, perhaps, but not the era. This year, post, post PC. Next year, post, post, post PC. We cannot define our place in the history of personal computing by adding "posts" to PC.


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