Programmers at the Gates

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed:: Despite the outward serenity of Gatesville, Microsoft is facing a unique problem — how to grow while fighting on multiple fronts? The era of competition from ageing tech titans like Scott McNealy at Sun Microsystems or Larry Ellison’s Oracle Corp is over. Instead Microsoft faces an army of renegade software coders; consumer electronics giants from Japan and cellphone makers from Scandinavia.