Daily Archives: March 9, 2008

Thinking about giving in and getting Vista?

Then perhaps you should read this article.

They Criticized Vista. And They Should Know

And who are the critics of Vista? Well they are Mike, Jon and Steven. Not any ole Vista users, though. Nope, they are:

“Mike Nash, a Microsoft vice president who oversees Windows product management. And Jon, who is dismayed to learn that the drivers he needs don’t exist? That’s Jon A. Shirley, a Microsoft board member and former president and chief operating officer. And Steven, who reports that missing drivers are anything but exceptional, is in a good position to know: he’s Steven Sinofsky, the company’s senior vice president responsible for Windows.”

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Kids and parents and the new technology

I think the nytimes.com does a great job covering technology. Much better than many technology publication, in many ways: the writing is insightful, balanced, and well…usually better written and edited.

The latest article that I think is worthwhile is this one: Text Generation Gap: U R 2 Old (JK)

I like it perhaps because I have a 12 year old daughter and it speaks to me. But even technophobes should read it and see how the latest generation uses and approaches technology.

My main criticism of any article that lines up generations with technologies is that these are usually crude generalizations. It gets more interesting once you start looking at each generation and trying to understand the use of technology within a generation. That said, this article is a good one.

(The image is by Andrew M Daddio (www.amdaddio.com) and accompanies the article.)