While in the Atlas/Ajax presentation Caleb had the greatest quote about Microsoft I have ever heard.
“Microsoft doesn’t create cool stuff, they enable everyone else to create cool stuff.”
Now, to defend Caleb it was in the context of Atlas itself and how it is extendable. However, the quote is so true I mean google wouldn’t be where they are today if it wasn’t for Microsoft.
BLASPHEMY, is what some of you are yelling.
Here is why though. Microsoft created the ActiveX object that allows AJAX to exist. From ajax Google maps, gmail and many other services exist that heavily use the technology and has helped to put google on the map.
So remember Microsoft helps you become Google.