Wikipedia describes the oracle as “In Classical Antiquity, an oracle was a person or agency considered to interface wise counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the gods. As such it is a form of divination. Oracles were thought to be portals through which the gods spoke directly to people. In this sense they were different from seers who interpreted signs sent by the gods through bird signs, animal entrails, and other various methods.”
[O]nly 15 years after the government went after Microsoft for anti-trust violations, the idea that the company ever had a “monopoly” on anything is hard to even understand. And the outlook for Windows, and the traditional PC business in general, seems sure to get even worse going forward. — Henry Blodget, Business Insider
I predict there may be more maids in the dining room because they won’t be doing windows anymore as more and more people just don’t care about Windows and Microsoft continues to lose traction because of cloud computing, smartphones, tablets, and wearable mobile stuff.