“The best feature we have for competing with WordPerfect is Excel.” –PPathe (GM of Word)
Steven Sinofsky
It’s better to avoid the dogs than select the stars. –Jim Lauderback on Suites of productivity apps (PC Week, 1993)
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"Not later than four months after entry of this Final Judgment, Microsoft shall submit to the Court and the Plaintiffs a proposed plan of divestiture."…
Steven Sinofsky
Run towards the fire and make sure the team is making the same level of bet on you that you are capable of making on them. —My lessons in searching for…
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“I do not think I have met my expectations for this assignment, but based on the past six months it is clear my expectations for making you more effect…
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"Until six months ago Gates & Co. appeared lost in cyberspace" —BusinessWeek Magazine, July 15, 1996
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“The Internet can best be described as a ‘mania’.” —Bill Gates introduction at the Internet Offsite, April 5 1994.
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“Will this impact our schedule?”…“Is it really a big deal?” …“We have something similar.” –Questions to me about the Internet and WWW
Steven Sinofsky
With every passing minute, 2 new systems become wired. A new, connected network appears every 40 minutes. In 1993 more than 25 books appeared on the sh…
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Now I am scared. It isn’t clear to me how we respond to this. –SteveSi email, Cornell is “WIRED!”
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I was about to have my whole understanding of online services turned upside down. (personal thought bubble)
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Product groups do not have to spend time studying the future of the Internet, or researching this phenomenon. We want to, and will, invest resources to…
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