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> We tend to forget that Microsoft ALREADY did what these "startups" did. MSFT already pushed the envelope and changed the way we use technology in our day to day lives.

We tend to forget that IBM did that in a previous era.

Another example that "in the end companies will seek profit and stability" and be an "enterprise software company"

Agreed, 100%. I see it as kind of an inevitability.

OH, yes, IBM started very early and veery "promising"


IBM had been around for something like 22 years by 1933. Facebook has only been around for what, 9 years?

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