Tuesday, March 17, 2009
You can be forgiven if you don't - no one remembers.
It was a great fantastic day - Microsoft was opening up and letting the community develop 3rd party apps!
Of course they did this just to try and steal some spotlight from Apple, who planned to make the same announcement that same week. Why do we know this?
Because there isn't a single piece of news we can point to about the success of Microsoft's app store. That whole story is about Apple. Why else do we know this? Because the press conference sounded like Saddam Hussein informing the people that he was taking over, and that all his enemies would be escorted outside of the auditorium and summarily shot.
Take a look at the happy news Scott sent me that happy day of Feb 21st, 2008 :