On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 15:06:52 -0800, "Robert Scoble"
<robertscoble@hotmail.com> wrote:

>5) The death of the farm system. During the 1990s, there was a good "farm
>system" of small companies. Today that system is totally dead due to the
>excesses of the VCs (and because Microsoft hasn't been looking outside
>itself to grow and has been investing internally for growth). Remember where
>Hotmail, PowerPoint, FrontPage, WebTV, etc, came from? That's right, small
>companies). Right now VCs are clueless as to what to invest in and Microsoft
>isn't taking up the slack. What's the most innovative thing that Microsoft
>announced at CES? Come on, a watch? <sigh>

You gotta tell the time!You just gotta! It's IMPORTANT! And you can
hook it to your freezer, or cycle, or your kid! Where else would we be
in 2003?