John Paczkowski

Recent Posts by John Paczkowski CEO a Bit Smugger Than Usual Today

Software is dead.” CEO Marc Benioff, June 2000 has seen a fair bit of its value evaporate amid the economy’s downward spiral. But the same cannot be said of its business, which is apparently doing quite well. Posting fourth-quarter earnings today, (CRM) reported record revenue of nearly $290 million with annual sales exceeding $1 billion. Pretty damn good for a cloud computing company weathering a recession. Far better than the Street had expected. Consensus estimates had earning seven cents a share. Instead, it earned 11 cents a share. “ is proud to be the first billion dollar cloud computing company,” said CEO Marc Benioff. “At a time when capital is precious, big-ticket software purchases just don’t make sense.”

Seems Benioff’s infamous “software is dead” pronouncement is slowly coming to pass.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work