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Microsoft will be around for a very long time...

This story on the BBC describing how Microsoft lost £112 million on the Xbox has been getting a lot of attention later. Here’s a depressing thought: With 40 billion dollars in the bank they could sustain that rate of loss for 85 years without running out of cash. Scary.

This is Microsoft will be around for a very long time... by Simon Willison, posted on 19th November 2002.

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