Win 8 bad... or hyper crafty?
I've been ruminating on the subject, and it appears the UI changes in Win 8 may be part of a devilish scheme:
B:"Damn, Win 7 is just too damn good, it's going to be harder to get people off of it than it is with XP!"
M:"I've got a plan... now hear me out before you grab a chair... What if we made the next version Sooo bad that no one wants it?"
B: <clutching chair> "You have twenty seconds to explain!"
M: "We make 8 such a stinker, that the masses howl for our heads, when it's really just 7 with an exasperating UI, but useful tweaks under the hood... Then..."
B: <raises chair threateningly> "You have ten seconds left!"
M: <hurriedly>"Then when they're all frothing at the mouth and their attention is distracted from 7, we skip aversion number, but it's really just a re-release of 7 with a slightly different UI and fixed bugs we find in 8!" <cringes>
B:<drops chair> "Genius! Gentlemen, this is our new plan for the future! Finally I can retire knowing I'm leaving the company in good hands!"
This meeting hit the press as, "Steve Ballmer unexpectedly announces he's stepping down as head of Microsoft".