Microsoft Is the New IBM

Don Dodge was Microsoft's champion in the startup community, their connection to the crazy world that gave us Facebook and Twitter. They laid him off a month ago. Now we know what he really thinks about Microsoft. It's bad.

What's interesting isn't Dodge lobbing the bomb that Microsoft is the new Big Blue because "after 20 years they are losing the innovation edge," but he insinuates that if Bill was still running the show it'd be different: "The transition was smooth, but not having Bill there every day has far-reaching implications."

Bill was a geek. Ballmer's a suit. I suppose we shouldn't expect anything different. [Seattle PI]