From the DF Archive: ‘Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad’

Yours truly, three years ago:

Apple’s radical notion is that touchscreen personal computers should make severely different tradeoffs than traditional computers — and that you can’t design one system that does it all. Windows 8 is trying to have it all, and I don’t think that can be done. You can’t make something conceptually lightweight if it’s carrying 25 years of Windows baggage.

I hate* to say I told you so.

* Where by “hate” I mean “do so very much love”.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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