Channelnomics 2013: The Year in Memes
Another year draws to a close. 2013 was filled with technology stories both grand and amusing. Here are some of our favorite articles told through our favorite Internet memes.
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Another year draws to a close. 2013 was filled with technology stories both grand and amusing. Here are some of our favorite articles told through a few of our favorite Internet memes. Enjoy.
Meme: Willie Wonka
A slow start for Microsoft’s flagship Windows 8 operating system couldn’t keep Redmond from reminding us that the mobile-centric OS was the wave of the future. Or would be. Someday.
Meme: Y U No Guy
It doesn’t matter whether you love or hate Microsoft’s Surface tablet. If it isn’t available to resellers, it will never take off. And we’ll never care much about it.
There were a lot of stories about Michael Dell working really hard to buy something most people thought he already owned. But hey, congrats, we guess.
Meme: Kim Jong Un
North Koreans like marching in formation. South Koreans like horse-dancing to Gangnam Style. Is there really any hope for peace on the peninsula?
The second biggest executive transition drama in the IT industry continues to play out in San Jose. Just pull the trigger, already.
Meme: Disaster Girl
Our disturbingly drawn-out breakup with technology we once found so captivating continues. Hey, PC, we had some good times, huh? But it’s just not working out, OK? The thrill is gone. It’s not you, it’s us.
Speaking of breakups, Huawei stormed out on us after a little Congressional spat and vowed never to return. Then came back a few days later looking to make up. Sort of. Maybe we can still be FWB?
If the Cisco CEO succession is a drama, then Microsoft’s power pass is a full-blown reality show. The only thing we know for sure? Steve Ballmer is leaving, and nobody is too upset about it. Including the man himself.
Meme: Success Kid
We hate to say we told you so. No, wait. I mean, we love it. We love to say we told you so. The managed services model rocks.
HP CEO Meg Whitman did her best to put a bright face on mediocre financials. The HP rebound still seems a way off, but we have to admit things are getting better in Palo Alto.