Jeff Croft

I’m a product designer in Seattle, WA. I recently worked at Simply Measured, and previously co-founded Lendle.

Some of my past clients include Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and the University of Washington.

I’ve authored two books on web and interactive design and spoken at dozens of conferences around the world.

I’m currently accepting contract work and considering full-time opportunities.

Link // 07.30.2009 // 7:11 PM // 0 Comments

Daring Fireball: Microsoft’s Long, Slow Decline

Gruber has an insightful piece on Microsoft’s position in the market. There’s no debating it anymore: Microsoft is irrelevant (at least in the PC world — it still has plenty of relevance in video games, for example). Sure, they’re still selling a bazillion copies of Windows every year, but they’re lost any semblance of the mindshare they once had. No one believe Windows PCs are better than Macs, anymore. Some still buy them, because they’re cheaper, but no one argues that they’re better. And when everyone in the world believes Apple makes a better product, the difference in price is much, much easier for people to swallow. And even though Microsoft still sells plenty of Windows every year, they’ve just reported quarterly results which revenue fell $1 billion short of projections and declined 17 percent year-over-year. So even the argument that they’re still relevant because they being in so much cash is falling apart. No ones cares anymore. No one.

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