I am taking the liberty of extending Paul Graham's post Microsoft is Dead to its brethren IBM, SAP and Oracle in the MISO acronym.
We have this debate every day among the Irregulars. Fittingly, on Google Groups. And the reaction is usually split along Paul's lines.
" Half the
readers will say that
Microsoft is MISO are still an enormously profitable
compan yies, and that I should be more
careful about drawing conclusions based on what a few people think
in our insular little "Web 2.0 (SaaS, Open Source, BP)" bubble. The other half, the younger
half, will complain that this is old news."