Read the whole thing, it's short, well written and deep. It gave me a great feeling of liberation that this is finally official, ie. that a real expert has said it. It's not a bash Microsoft article, it's just taking the current trend and extrapolating. Paul Graham predicted the main reason back in 2001, with his essay, The Other Road Ahead, that the new way is web apps, that the old way is desktop
Unfortunately, in Schools we will have to wait around for a while longer while the corpse rots. Schools lag xx years behind the times, substitute some figure between 10 and 100 for the xx
Paul Graham has his own reasons, very good ones too:
- Apple, surprisingly!
Bill Gates has left the sinking ship and hopes to make a name for himself helping the poor