Windows 7: Simple, Not Easy

I had to chuckle when I read this on Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows:

I’m referring of course to Microsoft’s decision to finely tune every nook and cranny in its upcoming Windows 7 operating system in a bid to dramatically simplify the system. This work is valuable and necessary. But I’m worried that Microsoft is turning Windows into an OS that is far more like the Mac than previous Windows versions. And that’s not necessarily a good thing. That’s because Windows 7 is turning into something that is simple, but not easy.

Clearly he is worried that the folks in Redmond are not necessarily skilled with all this simplicity stuff.

Read the rest of his post here. Some interesting thoughts and perspectives on product design, simplicity and complexity.

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