Protecting Legacies

Cash cows are wonderful things to have. But you have to use the revenue to invest in the future, not to protect the legacies.
Steve Wildstrom

That one statement assesses everything that is wrong about Microsoft today—preserving Office and Windows revenue streams at the cost of everything else. I’ve written extensively about Microsoft as the new IBM (parts one and two), but not the new AT&T, which would be worse. Kudos to Steve for his insight.