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David Smith: US=MS

A hilarious and insightful e-mail from my friend and colleague David Smith this morning:

US=MS If you want to understand how the world views the US, it is probably very similar to the way we view Microsoft:
  • Extremely successful, much of it appears to be undeserved.
  • We are totally dependent upon them, and there isn't much of an alternative.
  • Becoming too successful in our niche simply means that we will attract their attention.
  • We like it when we see them fail.
  • We are uncomfortable when we see them fail because they just keep working at it until they get it right -- they will always be back. Unless, of course, it is determined to be an uninteresting market.
  • They don't care about us. We are just a source of revenue. The quality of their products and support is only as much as absolutely necessary to keep us in the fold.
  • We hate them, but if they offered us a job, we would join them in a second and gleefully begin to oppress our former colleagues.
David, you really need a blog.

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Comments

Yes, I agree with you. Actually, this is the so called love-hatred complex. Just like the the relationship between the former famous conductor Karayan with Berlin Philoharmoic Ochestra. Very interesting, but it does work.

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