If you like, here's another hint for the clueless.
Want to see what is bedeviling the masters of move? Check out what Joe Wilcox says:
June 6, 2007 1:55 PM
Can Microsoft Be the Wrench in Google Gears?
Techies know that and they will immediately recognize the problem if they are given a clear enough view. I think the view is becoming very clear these days.
Now, let's see how squirmy things get as Google, Apple, Microsoft and who knows who else wrestles to find a way to employ some sort of transactional synchronization facility between them and every one else. If they don't? They dry up and blow away from the web or find a proxy to do it for them.
Fun stuff watching this play out. I wonder just how “smart” the MSFT lawyers are. LOL Not very from the looks of their “wait and waver” strategy.
Did somebody say VCSY was a “gamble”? HA I'll tell you what a “gamble” is. A gamble is when you fumble around trying to be graceful while somebody is climbing over your fat butt in the race to the finish line.
I would be willing to bet (since we're “gambling” here) Microsoft is like one of those girls who chase the rock stars thinking they're really the one and only. It is in Microsoft's nature to think that given their past activity and demonstrations. It could be Mister Niro and Mister Wade have let them simmer in their own delusions of lone superiority on the mountain top of gizmo... while others build out their frameworks for the final mutinous overthrow.
But, who am I to say? Just another blathering sherpa looking for something not yeti apparent.