In a story on Microsoft, Steve Lohr describes an interesting anecdote:
The familiar pattern of a decade ago begs the question that Bill Gates was asked when he met last month with a group of executives and journalists from The New York Times: Will you do to Google what you did to Netscape?
Mr. Gates, the Microsoft co-founder and chairman, paused, looked down at his folded hands and smiled broadly, as if enjoying a private joke. “Nah,” he replied, “we’ll do something different.”
I am definitely one of those waiting to see the moves. So far, including the one of hiring Ray Ozzie (the story above) has not resulted in any thing really impressive.