RobertCringelysFourPillars (ThoughtStorms)

RobertXCringely is defining four pillars (or models) of the computer industry in 2006

And worth comparing with PhilipGreenspunsFourModels

: Intel reprasent "hardware". Something which is being inescapably commoditized.

: "Dinosaur" software industry. Essentially wedded to the outmoded idea of "owning the single, winning platform" in a world where there will be a multiplicity of rival platforms. (Apple are also a kind of MicroSoft.)

: See themselves as a media company.

: Sell data dynamically generated by proprietory algorithms.

Also rans