Blown Away

Microsoft test engineer Hilton Locke, on his weblog:

I will say that if you are impressed by the “touch features” in the iPhone, you’ll be blown away by what’s coming in Windows 7.

What’s great about this is that no one believes it. Everywhere I’ve seen this comment linked this morning, it’s been mocked. Microsoft is like the little boy who cried wolf — long after everyone has stopped believing their “the next version is going to be awesome!” proclamations, they still haven’t learned that they should shut the fuck up, build something that actually does blow people away, and then let the product speak for itself.

Also, the fact that they’re bragging that the next version of their full PC OS is going to compare favorably to Apple’s handheld OS is a little embarrassing.

Thursday, 13 December 2007