Drop a tech giant

Christian Kruse,

Before reading about my choices, take the quizz yourself, it is very interesting to see how the masses have chosen.

My choice is as follows (with 1 drop first and 5 drop last):

  1. Facebook
  2. Microsoft
  3. Alphabet
  4. Apple
  5. Amazon

Facebook

Dropping Facebook would be pretty easy for me: I don't use their services. None. I don't think that I would notice it (despite the outcry in the media) when they would disappear tomorrow. It is even worse: I think Facebook is a threat to the open web and therefore I actively avoid it.

Microsoft

Dropping Microsoft is very easy for me as well: I don't use any Microsoft products, and I would not be unhappy if they disappear. Even at work we don't use Microsoft.

Alphabet

Dropping Alphabet would be not so easy for me. I use the Google search on a daily basis and at work we use Gmail. I would be able to replace these services (e.g. by using our own mail server at work, and by using alternative web search engines like DuckDuckGo), but it would be painful.

Apple

I use the iPhone and a Macbook every day. It would be hard to replace the iPhone, but since Google would be gone as well (see above) nobody would own a smartphone anyways, so this might not bother that much 😜 I could use Linux again, I did this for my private computer, but both would be painful.

Amazon

Dropping Amazon would be the hardest for me. I use their shop very often (oh it saves me so much time), I use Amazon Prime Video for streaming and we use a Amazon Fire TV stick for streaming.