Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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by Luminair on Tue 16th Apr 2013 08:24 UTC
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what a sad quote that is. even thom, a perpetual windows 8 sympathizer, is baffled by the anti-logic.

"This isn't about skeuomorphism," Shum said. "It's about shifting the paradigm" away from those representations of physical objects to cleaner, crisper graphics.

so: it's about shifting from skeuomorphism to not-skeuomorphism. it's not about skeuomorphism. I'm going to assume the author is partly to blame for this idiocy

they can't simply produce an operating system that's merely a better version of what rivals are already making.

there are so many ways to take this apart that I've stumped myself. I quit

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