Since the publication of this author’s last article, there have been significant events that deserve to be commented on.
Industry viewers should be familiar with IBM and the Seven Dwarfs (Sperry, Burroughs, GE, CDC, NCR, Honeywell and RCA). In less than a lifetime, these seven computer hopefuls have turned into mere footnotes.
Then the mighty IBM repeatedly stumbled and finally gave in to the courage of a young upstart from Redmond.
Microsoft took the helm of the 1990s by introducing the Windows platform.
Do we need to make sure that courage is passed on to Mountain View when Bill G. recently noticed that these guys (Google) are working with a higher I.I.? Level. This recognition of Redmond, given his intellect, is surprising.
In addition, Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer will use open standards such as XML. Maybe Redmond can take the lead by declaring his crown jewel open source, instead of slowly giving up and watching their once-mighty empire turn into insignificance.
On May 31, 2005, Google announced its Summer of Code initiative to revitalize the open source community. The estimated cost of $1 million ($4,500 for each successful candidate) is less than Google’s two-hour profit. Chatter in various forums will bring this initiative a resounding success.
This is a group raid involving about 200 young, ardent, energetic, idealistic leaders, sorry, programmers. This is not what Redmond’s representatives wanted to hear – the native Windows platform will again be under siege.
It is impossible not to admire such a skilful application of the theory of chaos, which is best explained by the oft-cited example of a butterfly waving wings in Peru and causing a tornado in Texas a few months later.
Imagine the consequences that will occur when Google decides to increase these costs by 100 times – an amount within the normal cost of research and research or promotion of a business for a typical company of a similar size.
After reading the business philosophy and the history of Google, not everyone can be fascinated by it. However, the expression “collective consciousness in real time,” for lack of a better word, scares.
When the search engine can feel the pulse of the collective consciousness of the country, the importance of the sociologist in society will suffer the same fate as singing cowboys. Indeed, the search engine can become the best friend of the presidential candidate.
Looking back, it is clear why Armonck and Redmond’s forces have failed to maintain their position as leaders of the digital world. They could not clearly define the new boundary or pass it well to win the hearts of the masses. Instead, they adhere to the monopolistic behavior typical of large, ugly and rough corporations in the mainstream world.
On the contrary, weltanschaung (the German word for worldview) in Mountain View (pun intended) is refreshingly clear and easy to understand.
Folks, please bow. Hello to the new King of the Digital World in Mountain View.
It should be noted that this author does not participate in either of the two companies. He doesn’t have Deep Throat sources. Instead, it relies solely on its reliable RSS reader. Google rated its site number 1 on a certain keyword, MSN No.8 and an unknown position in Yahoo. Whether it’s a Google philologist, a Microsoft fan or someone else, let readers be the ultimate judge.