my previous posts. Funny. Calls for one of my IT strategy/Economics 101 lectures. Paul, here’s the deal. It’s in all our best interests that Microsoft is super duper successful with Windows 8. I’ll make it simple.
- If Microsoft released Windows 8 and it sold like hotcakes, it would attract a thriving developer community – A good thing.
- Those developers would add to the Windows Store and the new Windows 8 platforms would pose a healthy challenge to Apple and Google. Google and Apple would now have to be more innovative and come up with new technology advances to keep us interested – A good thing.
- They would also be under pressure to keep prices as low or lower than Microsoft products so these toys would be cheaper for consumers – A good thing.
- The aggregate demand would boost production of computers, mobile phones, tablets and servers worldwide. These companies would have to hire more people to make these new computers and devices – A good thing.
- The aggregate demand would also create demand for more Windows associated software (tools and utilities) which are created by software companies. They now have to hire more developers. – A good thing.
- This in turn would create demand for kids graduating from college with Metro experience – A good thing.