I thought I would be looking ahead with today’s column on Microsoft’s PC financing scheme.
Microsoft had been dropping hints about the scheme for some time, and I nailed it down last Monday after hearing Craig Mundie and Michael Dell provide more details at the Future in Review conference I attended in San Diego. I badgered Mundie, probably a bit too much, but he wouldn’t give me any clues about when the program would be announced.
I finished the column Thursday and took Friday off, only to get a call Friday afternoon from my editor — Microsoft had sent out a press release saying it would announce the financing scheme on Monday.
Rather than run a different column today, we decided to stick with the original because there are some interesting issues raised by the new technology.