What a crazy tech world when Sony is needed to prevent a megacorp from taking us into DRM hell.
I really needed that video after seeing Microsoft spend the last two years treating paying customers like scum while pushing failed ideas.
The last few years have been trying for Windows developers and other Microsoft professionals. We've watched Microsoft ignore our complaints in the hope that they can convince the mass market and lure us back in with market share, only to find out that we were right and instead of acknowledging their mistakes they keep doubling down on stupid.
You guys in Redmond are really fucking up.
Visual Studio 2012
Everyone single one of these products had negative feedback before release but you assheads in Redmond wouldn't listen.
Take a long look at that list and stop blaming the fucking media or "fear of change" which I saw the Xbox VP resorting to today. That's a long list that cannot be explained by external factors.
You Microsoft defending whores in the media are just digging yourselves deeper along with the company. Paul Thorrott, Hal and Peter Bright keep defending the ship as it hits iceberg after iceberg with an ever long list of shoddy excuses about "future plans" and long term strategies. Well you see guys by hitting that last iceberg Ballmer is able to flood the front of the ship to even it with the rear. Eh?
Something is very wrong with the company when they have that much cash (75 billion on hand) and yet the vast majority of their last releases have been either outscored or outsold by previous versions. Worse is that there was never such an insulting response to those of us that sell, create or manage Microsoft solutions. We called the Windows 8 plan fucking stupid from the start and the public agrees. I don't care if Microsoft is making billions, my dog could sit in Ballmer's chair and lick his nuts and the company would make billions. If they only sold XP and never created ANYTHING since then they would still make billions. Office and Windows are as established as the metric system which is why they can have a long list of fuck-ups and still make money. But it doesn't excuse that long list of fuck-ups and their relationship with existing customers is deteriorating. Windows 8.1 is an insult as it doesn't address the #1 complaint (MAKE METRO OPTIONAL) and since their tablet strategy has already FUCKING FAILED I'm still not seeing the logic behind pissing off hundreds of millions of customers to sell a few million tablets that will net them zero profit thanks to the development and marketing costs.
Ballmer is a FUCKING IDIOT and if Microsoft was a democracy by developers he would be voted out and the stock would jump at least 50% overnight. If he was replaced with a 10 year old girl with only lemonade stand experience their profits would jump as well as she would not force an interface on millions of users that hate it and will certainly not "buy apps" if they spend all day in the desktop.
Oh and you can also forget about selling Windows Phone to any of those pissed off gamers. Fuck them I guess, and fuck the people who are pissed about Windows 8, or Office 13. Microsoft employees and their moms and the future of Windows Phone. That's what is lost in all this which is that you can't piss off customers and expect them to not remember when you are trying to sell a different product. Hey remember how I tried to sell you piss as lemonade and then called you afraid of change for not wanting it? Can I have some of your money?
Boy I can't wait for holiday sales which is when Wall St. will understand the full implications of how quickly they handed the next-gen market to Sony. Just another fuck-up by Ballmer and his gang of slimeballs. Good job guys.