Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 22:36 UTC
Windows Now that Windows 8 has gone gold, Microsoft can move on to other things. With Windows 8, the most important of these is probably to make sure people know how to actually use it. Metro is filled to the brim with hard-to-discover features, but Microsoft has a plan. Will it be enough?
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hoak
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2007-12-17

When it comes to the general public it's not surprising to see Hill & Knowlton derivative distraction marketing campaigns designed to keep everyone talking about 'how beautiful the Emperor's New Clothes are' -- but it's a bit shocking to see that it works so well on a more sophisticated audience as well.

As long as they keep you thinking and talking about their product in terms they want you thinking and talking in, even if you think you're being critical, they have you by the -- 'everything'...

Am I the only one that has noticed the idiot campaign for 'The only button you need to click for anything; click the wonderful button!' obviates serious discussion just about everything anyone that's conscious and has a conscience, should be talking about?

What about the fact this OS spies on you more then any that came before it? Will be more closed impacting more markets, industry and people then any OS before it? What about the fact that the UI doesn't even allow a User to effectively multi-task applications (yes the OS can, but no you can't if you access any part of 'Metro' in the process)? What about a thousand other questions that aren't even being heard or asked?

WTF?!

Edited 2012-08-04 00:45 UTC

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