Microsoft is a great technology company. But their monopoly position has shielded them from the realities of the marketplace. Among them: Customers don’t want to pay $500 for an office suite. They don’t want to pay another $500 for a Windowing environment. They don’t want to have their customers stolen by Passport. They don’t want to have their media locked up in Windows Media format.

Jonathan Schwartz, VP at Sun

Of course, he’s right. And while I don’t know if Sun can capitalize on these blindspots of Microsoft’s, it does dovetail nicely with the infrastructure talk that Doc Searls gave at OSCon

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