Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Sep 2011 22:20 UTC
Windows This is mandatory listening and watching material for understanding the design methodology and ideas behind the Metro interface in Windows 8 (and thus, Windows Phone 7). All this sounds great in theory, and Jensen Harris, one of the minds behind Metro, is clearly passionate about it - and I love people who are passionate about their work. It's just that to me, the Metro UI doesn't seem to work very well for actual work. I want window management! I'm taking all this into account for an article on Metro in the Developer Preview. Stay tuned.
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The RSS reader
by WorknMan on Wed 14th Sep 2011 22:29 UTC
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At about the 5 minute mark, he shows a 'traditional' RSS reader app, and then shows a 'Metro-ized' version for comparison. IMHO, the traditional one shows far more useful information on the screen at once, and is the one I'd use. The Metro one is just eye candy.

These days, it seems that computing is more about eye candy than anything else, and form over function. This is especially evident on Android... you got vendors putting all of these fancy widgets on the screen that can sing and dance, and users chomping at the bit to throw on some live wallpaper, and then they complain because their device is sluggish and/or they have to recharge the f**king battery every 6 hours. It truly boggles my mind.

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