Tech quote of the day

As the New York Times article about Mr. Ballmer’s resignation makes clear, it won’t be easy for his successor, whoever that turns out to be. Microsoft is a sprawling empire without a particularly clear vision, other than, “Keep Windows, Office and XBox alive.”

But here’s hoping that whoever takes his place will have the courage to break with the past, to make the big changes that Microsoft would need to become a tech leader again. Right now, the company’s ship is chained to the traditional PC — and it’s turning out to be a very heavy anchor.

David Pogue