Re: Windows 2001 Sneak Peek

Robert S. Thau (
Mon, 1 Mar 1999 21:18:03 -0500 (EST)

Ben Black writes:
> To be honest, I don't think the desktop metaphor is all that great. I
> believe it is as outdated as hierarchical filesystems. You should be
> scared not because Microsoft is dumbing down the interface, but because
> it might actually be doing something original, for a change.

The last original thing they tried was Microsoft "Bob". It didn't
exactly blow anyone away. People are afraid of "embrace and extend"
because it works. As an innovator, they have less of a track record.