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.

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Microsoft Windows 8 Willy Wonka meme

Story: Windows 8 Sales Continue to Climb

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.


Microsoft Surface Y U No Guy meme

Story: Surface Pro Coming, But Still Not to the Channel

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.


Dell Philosoraptor meme

Story: Dell Goes Private With Help From Microsoft

Meme: Philosoraptor

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.


Korea Samsung Kim Jong Un meme

Story: Is Korea's Samsung Safe From Threat of War?

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?


Cisco Chambers Lloyd soon meme

Story: Have We Just Met the Next Cisco CEO?

Meme: Soon

The second biggest executive transition drama in the IT industry continues to play out in San Jose. Just pull the trigger, already.


PC disaster girl meme

Story: Worst PC Sales in Recorded History

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.


Huawei overly attached girlfriend meme

Story: Huawei Withdraws from U.S. Market, Sort-Of

Meme: Overly Attached Girlfriend

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?


Steve Ballmer Microsoft Ermahgerd meme

Story: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Retire

Meme: Ermahgerd

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.


managed services success kid meme

Story: Managed Services Growing at Double-Digit Rates

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.


hewlett packard doge meme

Story: Uneven Results Complicate HP Turnaround Efforts

Meme: Doge

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.

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