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There used to be a saying: "No one ever got fired for buying blue" The reference was to IBM. Big iron was king. Along came the PC revolution and IBM's stock tanked. It took the better part of a decade for it to regain it's share price. MS currently holds the NOEGF slot within most corporate IT hierarchies. Why? Because it's the best? No, because its the safest career bet.

I used to hear this as a CPA. CPA's knew nothing about computers but were frequently in the position of trust and were asked, so they answered IBM because of the above. Years later I often wondered if some of these CPA's lost their "jobs" afterall but in a slow, insidious fashion. Maybe another phrase should be that no one ever kept their job over the long haul talking about things they know nothing about.



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