Patrick Rhone on the Microsoft/Nokia deal:
I can’t help but wonder how many completely new ideas seven billion dollars could have bought. […] Instead of skating to where the puck was, when others are skating to where the puck is, and Apple is skating to where the puck will be, could seven billion buy a whole new game?
I love this attitude, but honestly, I don’t know if Microsoft actually could have spent that $7,000,000,000 on ideas, research, development, and recruiting and come out with anything better. Because the way I see it, Microsoft doesn’t have a money problem, they have a leadership problem.