Microsoft's Fall From Grace via The Wire

Further evidence that David Simon’s legendary tv drama The Wire is about so much more than inner-city drug conspiracies, Slate has recently published this article outlining the decline of the Microsoft empire in the context of The Barksdale Organization.

Further evidence that David Simon’s legendary tv drama The Wire is about so much more than inner-city drug conspiracies, Slate has recently published this article outlining the decline of the Microsoft empire in the context of The Barksdale Organization.

Avon Barksdale, October 2004: Marlo. Who the fuck is Marlo? An independent with no fucking support got all the prime real estate and we doing what exactly? Young boy ran us off the corner? … Since when do we buy corners? We take corners.

Steve Ballmer, November 2004: Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I’m going to fucking bury that guy. I have done it before, and I will do it again. I’m going to fucking kill Google.

How Microsoft Lost Its Way, as Understood Through The Wire [via Slate]