On his Strategy Letter VI article, Joel writes about something that many people are starting to realize: that the current Web 2.0 is not much better than Smart (or even Dumb!) Terminal days, when you had to care about memory constraints and there were no standards for interop between applications, or even UI guidelines.
Well, after Paul Graham said that Microsoft is Dead, the only thing I can think of is that Joel has started to believe Paul’s lie, and stopped paying attention to what comes out of Microsoft.
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Joel! The first time I read the article I read the final summary, “Crazy story? Substitute “Google Gmail” with “Lotus 1-2-3″. The NewSDK will be the second coming of Microsoft Windows; this is exactly how Lotus lost control of the spreadsheet market.” I was expecting to read, “Crazy story? Substitute “Google Gmail” with “Lotus 1-2-3″. The NewSDK will be the second coming of Microsoft; this is exactly how Silverlight will gain control of the RIA market.”