Gates warns of “Sea Change”

In view of my comment on Stephen Downes’ paper on elearn 2.0 a few days ago, I ws fascinated this morning to read a press release titled Gates warns of ‘sea change’ in memo which quotes Ray Ozzie, one of Microsoft’s three chief technical officers, as saying, “Microsoft has not led the pack on Internet-based software and services, and now faces intense competition from companies like Google Inc.”
Seems that the big boys are finally waking up to the revolution that has been taking place in the online world over the past couple of years and are now looking at how they might retain their leadership. It will be interesting to see how the battle hots up when MS releases their Windows Live and Office Live, two Web-based offerings that aim to help the company compete with Google.

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