This paralysis of choice is deeply endemic of Microsoft’s design culture (or lack thereof), and doubly ironic because Microsoft’s mantra for Windows 8 has been ‘no compromises’, which is exactly what Windows 8 is full of! It’s reflected again in how applications like Internet Explorer 10 (and other, though not all of course) has two different clients that are as far from one another as night and day. And paralyzed by the very notion of drawing a line in the sand on behalf of its users, Microsoft has left it up to the user to figure out which is the best choice at any given moment, because hey, what if it’s everything to everyone, all the time!?
It would, unfortunately it looks very much as if it’ll be half of the thing to half of the people, half of the time.
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