We came in peace for all mankind.....
"We stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve"
The gulf between this statement and the reality of Windows 8 is simply mindboggling.
The rest of it is just basically "our business plan is to milk customers from now on through subscription models for everything".. Whether this is going to succeed or not is the really interesting question. I for one will never buy into this as a consumer, and I doubt that many organisations will be too happy about it either. I cannot see how users are going to accept being milked forever for cash when the CEO has more or less stated that this is what he plans to do. Instead I see customers coming to see "cloud" as synonymous with "pay regularly, forever". Surely the market will then produce a decent enough non subscription alternative.