37 signals – in a continuous search for more sharks to jump.

Another completely ridiculous statement from the guys at 37signals today regarding Microsoft:

I predict major layoffs within 12-18 24 months. Upwards of 10-20%. MS needs to light a fire and get lean and they know it. The market knows it too and would love to see it happen.

After a number of comments describing how absurd a prediction that is (including, I like to think, mine) Jason from 37s ups his prediction of Microsoft layoffs from 1-1 1/2 years to 2 years. Either way, he’s being ridiculous. They continue to speak like complete amateurs, while using the traditional tech-pundit tone. If I didn’t love the Ruby on Rails community so much, I would have unsubscribed from this blog long ago.