Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Apr 2012 17:19 UTC
Windows I wish more people who work or have worked for large technology companies were as open, honest, and excited as Steve Wozniak still gets over new technology and gadgets. He recently bought a Nokia Lumia 900 - and he's loving it. So much so, in fact, that he claims it's better than Android and iOS in many respects.
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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by Radio on Sun 29th Apr 2012 08:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
Radio
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The Microsoft cavalry has arrived. God forbid I stray away from my keyboard more than 24 hours; the inquisition is here and is waiting for me to explain myself.

The tiles are restricive (too big, too disorganized, too similar one from another), the Metro language is restrictive and doesn't fit all people (I have more of a visual rather than a textual memory - and what about dyslexics? I also searched how Metro would work in chinese; because that language is far more compact, it is messier and breaks a core design guideline - the fact that titles overflow outside the screen to indicate that one can scroll right for more content).

WP7 is not another fundamental platform choice, it is iOS with all its restrictions (and some more - but WP8 will correct all that, yeah? except the fundamental shortcomings I described) with a different design choice (more typography, less icons). No wonder that for so many iOS fans, from Gruber to now Wozniak, it is love at first sight (but of course, as much as they love it, they won't switch). We-know-what-is-good-for-you-and-we-won't-let-you-do-what-YOU-want. Different package, same politic.

Now, go on, unleash your anger against my stupidity and dishonesty. We all see what happens in the comments when somebody dares to critic WP7 _ not only when Topolsky reviewed the Lumia 900, but everywhere someone says anything remotely negative on the perfect WP7.

And don't get me started on the "smoked by WP7" rigged contest, the Android tax they bully, how they are killing Nokia or the upcoming fiasco of the WP8 upgrade (so much hardware control and restrictions for so little benefits...).

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