With Surface tanking, clueless Microsoft digs faster

“Microsoft just doesn’t know when to stop doing itself severe damage, and it’s latest desperate move is no exception.,” Charlie Demerjian writes for SemiAccurate. “If you thought it’s ‘valued partners’ were incensed before, just wait until you see how happy they are now.”

“The latest move is one again around that unloved child of Redmond that has seen abysmal sales. No not Windows 8, the other unloved child of Redmond, the Surface tablet,” Demerjian writes. “If you recall, Microsoft placated the OEMs a little, and we do mean little, by promising to only sell Surface through Microsoft stores and their direct web site… And so Surface failed, and Microsoft reacted, and broke their promises to the entire OEM base. Now you can buy a Surface at Best Buy, others will soon follow. That sub-1% non-Surface tablet sales number may be the high water mark. See Microsoft. See Microsoft panic. See Microsoft have no clue. See Microsoft management flail. See Microsoft react. See Microsoft kick the other leg out from under their OEM partners. See problem? Microsoft sure doesn’t.”

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    1. Only a few years ago, after Bill Gates and Steve Jobs met, when Bill Gates left, he commented that Steve Jobs just did not get it, that Apple was over, not important…….

      I think he still thinks that way.

      So sad and yet so funny.

      Just a thought.

      1. When you continue to make the kind of money Microsoft makes, you simply can’t bring yourself to admit that you are wrong. You tolerate “mistakes” as simply miscalculations or errors, not the colossal failures which they are, because it doesn’t seriously impact your bottom line. Microsoft has been lulled into a drug-induced trance by the cash cow that is Windows/Office, and it won’t snap out of it until the bankruptcy trustee comes to sell the Redmond HQ.

          1. As long as the market is set up so Microsoft makes money on nearly every PC sold, even if you don’t want the OS on it, they can fund as much madness and tick people as much as they want. We’re still giving them money. Also, the way they manipulated the opendoc format, well, they’re going to continue to be “the standard” in office doc compatibility for a while to come.

  1. Gee, how many billions would all of these incensed PC hardware manufacturers pay, with no where else to turn (Linux? Ha!), to license OSX? Each version a new license. It could even somehow be a crippled version, or always the previous version. I’d be funny.

  2. Why aren’t the stockholders asking for Ballmers head on a platter? Can a company really be this bad? Has apple put some secret double agents working in management that deliberately try to kill microsoft?

    Does no one there see what a clusterf*ck that company is right now? Unbelievable. . . . . . truly . . . .How can apple stay razor sharp when its competition is so dim witted. Perhaps that Microsofts strategy all along. . . ‘cept they are not acting, they really are dimwits.

  3. Delusion is Microsoft thinking their tablet will suddenly start selling just because it’s being sold by Best Buy. It just means Surface will have a higher “shipped” (but not sold) number, and then go into desperation fire sale mode more quickly.

    1. what – you mean hire astroturf shills to post glowing comments everywhere about Surface, W8, Windows Phone, etc??

      oh NO! MS NEVER DOES THAT!! how could you think of such a tawdry marketing scam.

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