Joel on the last 15 years of the Software Industry

Joel on Software – Rick Chapman is In Search of StupidityAccording to Rick Chapman, the answer is simpler: Microsoft was the only company on the list that never made a fatal, stupid mistake. Boy there is a lot of truth in this. During my tenure at MSFT I watched competitor after competitor blow their own foot off — Lotus, Novell, Netscape, AOL more recently, IBM, etc. MSFT pushed these companies hard in the marketplace but more often than not, it seems like the competitor did themselves in.