The Scobleizer got famous as the “Microsoft tech evangelist”.
He was the human face of the inhuman company.
Scoble has defended Microsoft as much as anyone on the internet. A lot of his friends work there.
But this time, he is calling a spade a spade:
Microsoft executives are bragging to MVPs that “we’re in it to win.”
I don’t think Microsoft is. The words are empty. Microsoft’s Internet execution sucks (on whole). Its search sucks. Its advertising sucks …
Microsoft isn’t going away. Don’t get me wrong. They have record profits, record sales, all that. But on the Internet? Come on. This isn’t winning. Microsoft: stop the talk.
Ship a better search, a better advertising system than Google, a better hosting service than Amazon, a better cross-platform Web development ecosystem than Adobe, and get some services out there that are innovative (where’s the video RSS reader? Blog search? Something like Yahoo’s Pipes? A real blog service? A way to look up people?) That’s how you win.
This isn’t Netscape you’re talking trash to, Steve. Have you really studied Google? It doesn’t sound like you have.
Again, Microsofties, you’d be better served not to talk trash until you have something YOU CAN SHIP!
Fact is Microsoft does very few things well. Especially on the internet.