Why do we change just for change’s sake?

Microsoft Windows 95 operating system cover shot
This one needed changing!

I bought a new laptop last weekand having been a user of Dell machines for many many years I was seduced by the apparent good looks and power of a new Samsung machine.

When I got home I really felt quite pleased with the purchase until, that is, I started using the Windows 8 operating system.

Who on earth designed and authorized this dog’s breakfast of an operating system?

Who had done the Usability testing? Who ever it was has really failed in my opinion.

And the worst moment of all: how on earth do you switch the machine off? It’s so different from previous editions of Windows that it can only be change for change’s sake. And that is never a good basis for change.

Overall not impressed, but then, it does look nice.


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