The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



August 17th, 2009

Microsoft, XML, Injunctions & Patents

I avoided writing last week about the news that Microsoft had been awarded a patent of some sort having to do with XML and word-processing. I also avoided delving too deeply into what was behind the granting of the patent because as a sometimes expert-witness in patent litigation I knew I’d have to take a…

June 15th, 2008

Steve Ballmer Forecasts the Death of Print Media

I am still reeling from Steve Ballmer’s atrociously ill-considered remarks to The Washington Post  (Ballmer, as most recall, is CEO of Microsoft, when Bill G. is not at home) that “there will be no media consumption left in 10 years that is not delivered over an IP network. There will be no newspapers, no magazines…