Cisco's 'First Inning'
CEO John Chambers was giving his usual spiel about how the Internet is becoming a collaboration and social networking tool, even for businesses. In that transition, the world is in the "top of the first inning in a nine-inning game," Chambers said.
Which is fine, but -- I could swear that all last year, he said we were in the second or third inning.
Like I said, it doesn't mean anything. But with a weak third quarter looming, it's an ominous choice of words. (See Cisco Sounds Warning Bells.)
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading