Pain is temporary, failure lasts forever

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2008-11-05

A historic moment


It happened just a few days ago. Windows 3.x died. You might have thought that Windows 3.x met the Gods years ago but until November 1st, Windows 3.x survived in some imbedded systems. For example on air planes.

Being an old Mac gal, the transition to Windows was hard, and there is still some kind of sorrow and feeling of loss. But why? What I felt as a Mac user was that the people making the user interface had the user in mind when they thought of ideas. They were not just thinking usability but predictability. Then, that you ejected the floppy by putting it in the trash and some other stuff wasn't that easy on my poor users. Or that the computer icon was on the desktop, but the stuff you saved on the desktop was saved on the computer. Strange.

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