The Decline and Fall of MSN as I See It

We will retire Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available).” says Skype’s Tony Bates.[1]

I am agog. I am aghast. Will MSN be gone at last? Well maybe I should not act too surprised at any move of Microsoft now as we’ve seen too much recently – a subversive Metro UI so disconnected with traditional Windows desktop leaving users scrambling around for programs in the start menu, or the dark-as-hell Visual Studio 2012 making any working day a gloomy one (and shouting to you with ALL CAPITAL menus). Still, MSN is different.

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