So says Larry Osterman, who always has some interesting things to say. He has some interesting things to say about platform stability in the ever-continuing Windows v. Open Source debate. Instead of getting all religious about it, he instead talks about it in terms of the cost of delivering software for a given platform. it gives a good overview of the history of computing in terms of shrink-wraped software v. hardware costs.
Draw your own conclusions. Any way you slice it, it's a good read.