Tue, Feb 5 2008 11:21
In what seems to be the latest buzz word at Microsoft, seems everything is being democratised. I first noticed the term when Eric Meijer talked about "democratizing the cloud". Then yesterday I was reading Mary Jo Folley's article on Microsoft's eight long term growth bets. Mary quotes Ballmer as saying they will “democratize virtualization”. And today I was reading on eweek, Paul Vick talking about bringing sexy back to Visual Basic. Paul said "democratize it further" in relation to VB.
So is all the democatize something we the people get to vote on ? Or perhaps they mean equal rights ? Or perhaps they mean making it available to the common people ? Hmmmm... so when Paul said "democratize it further", did he mean give VB equal rights further... doesn't sound right. Maybe he meant make it available to the more common common people ? Or maybe he just meant at present it's treated like a 2nd class citizen ? ;) With all this democracy, it's hard to choose which one to vote for :|