Condition Redmond

A few weeks ago, Microsoft moved to restructure itself, and I don’t think they missed a single current buzzword in the announcement.

What they should have done was this:

[S]plit into two major division: Stuff That Works and Stuff That’s Crap.

The Stuff That Works will continue to support the Xbox 360, the Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft Surface Pro, and Microsoft Security Essentials.

The Stuff That’s Crap division will encompass Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Surface RT, Xbox One, and just about everything else.

There may be, however, some cross-pollination:

Products and services like Microsoft Office, which are currently slated for the Stuff That’s Crap division, could wind up in Stuff That Works, but that’s still uncertain.

It is a measure of something, surely, that no one even mentions Internet Explorer anymore.


  1. canadienne »

    5 August 2013 · 12:54 am

    What is wrong with Office? I heart Excel, haven’t found a substitute (and I am on a Mac). A common complaint is about feature bloat, but if you ignore the stuff you don’t need, it’s pretty functional.

  2. ms7168 »

    5 August 2013 · 6:09 am

    That is not true. Install Windows 8 and watch how IE 11 which was MADE for Windows 8 tries it’s durndest to be all end all! Whilst looking for all the world just like both Firefox and Chrome! Pretty neat trick.

  3. Tatyana »

    5 August 2013 · 12:18 pm

    Add to the Crap pile the hotmail, which after recent overhaul became worse then before.

  4. CGHill »

    5 August 2013 · 5:17 pm

    This is the advantage of old-tech POP3 mail: I never have to see what horrible things they did to the interface.

  5. jsallison »

    5 August 2013 · 9:37 pm

    They also drop-kicked the flight sim community after years of treating their customers like red-headed stepkids.

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