Cutter wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 22:06: OR is going to be like 64 bit gaming, nothing will materialize for it.
And MS' worst mistake? Steve Ballmer, period.
Ballmer's not so much the issue - it's Microsoft's corporate culture that has devolved into tribalism over the past couple of decades. Nothing gets done of any consequence because nobody wants to step on another division's turf. Ballmer's a numbers guy, but he's not a manager of any sense.
Whoever ultimately replaces him will likely start with a bloodletting of most of the mid-upper-level management.