Microsoft: Whistling in the Dark

Recall our post claiming Microsoft is dying? Seeking Alpha seems to have the same notion.

“Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they only unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows us what we’ve become.”

“Recently, Steve Ballmer got all loquacious at a meeting with financial analysts, many of whom were using Apple (AAPL) laptops. He was moved to comment on the preponderance of Macbooks, referring to Apple as “a fine company” that was prospering from a low-volume, high-price strategy.” He then proclaimed that Microsoft hadn’t lost market share to Apple over the past year and any changes in the reported market share numbers were a rounding error.

“Nobody needed to butt in and tell him that his statistical skills needed a little polishing, because he contradicted himself in the next sentence by saying that “market share gains by Apple cost Microsoft nothing” and “hopefully we’ll take share back from Apple.”

Read More: SeekingAlpha: Microsoft: Whistling in the Dark: 15:08 13-Aug-09.

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