Today I am trying to find that little object. Right now its in the rearview mirror of my favorite search engine.
According to BBC news, the market-leader-du-jour: Google has consolidated its position and now enjoys a safe 65% market share.
The number 65 has magical powers. It repeats.
Back in the early nineties when Novell was king, they enjoyed 65% market share. Back then, their hold on it seemed infinite. I remember driving to Provo Utah to meet some engineers at Novell. It was like a pilgrimage of the NLM developers.
And while they were at the top of their game, Microsoft --at the time a puny DOS company-- launched a thumb pin into the heart of Novell's business. And kept pressing. The rest is history.
Anyway, now that google has hit the magic number, I wonder whose next. It can be Microsoft. Cannot be Yahoo. Cannot be Facebook. Cannot be Ask. What if its a non search company?
More on it later...may be not.