The common belief was that Microsoft had a solid going concern business. Windows and Office franchises, while seemingly declining, would remain powerful franchises keeping the company alive for a long time to come. They had plenty of wiggle room to experiment, fail, and recover. To figure out how to execute.
Now, the only thing I can imagine is that they’re trying to prove everyone wrong about how quickly they can fail.
This should be interesting.
Of course, not as interesting as my stock comparison between Microsoft & Apple.