Look, I knew the writing was on the wall for Windows several years ago when it wasn’t a very popular position to have. Remember, too, that I was once a champion of the desktop.
No, today’s PC is far more personal than my first PC
- and it’s just a matter of time before we stop calling these so-called smartphones “phones.” They’re PCs - and they’re in just about every pocket out there. Dare I call them “Pocket PCs?”
The most recent Microsoft reorganization has pretty much relegated Windows to the back seat (and that’s likely a permanent shift). Don’t shoot the messenger.
Microsoft needed the user more than the user has needed Microsoft, but that’s what should have kept the company pushing the boundary (Edge?) and definition of personal computing. That would probably start by removing the word “computing” (and “computer”) from the equation.
Technology is pervasive. It’s everywhere. It surrounds us, it penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together.
The average person doesn’t want to think about tech - and I don’t blame them in the slightest. I don’t want to think about tech, either. It should just disappear into the background and allow us to live our lives unencumbered by needless complexities and esoteric commands.
I suppose that makes me a horrible geek, eh?
But it makes me more than the average user.