I am a creature of habit. Wordpress changed their format without asking me and rather put me off. I’m sick of stuff like google forcing me to move to new groups, the clown way in which W8 ‘needs’ a metro interface, fucks up half my programmes and takes nearly a day to get running properly. My guess is its time we standardised lots of tech stuff and booted the private sector out so they actually have to innovate to interest us.
The adage, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” seems to have passed lots of peopke in the IT branch completely by. I suspect much of the push for innovation is just part of the need to advance consumerism at all costs. We are being constantly incited to spned money we don’t have on things we don’t need to impress people we don’t like.
I wish I still had the old Ericsson my brother-in-law lent me to write my doctoral thesis on. That was the last time I really understood how to use the non-Microsoft office suite which cost buttons. I really see no improvements from 1983 – but is this true? I could make a cup of coffee while the operating system loaded from floppy – very handy. But deeper memory tells me I drank tea back then.
Not much has changed has it?
More than a day wasted upgrading to W8 Dickie.
Welcome back to the status quo, ACO.
And the peasants are still revolting.
Ah, here it is! Sorry for being a bit grumpy over at Minds Eye, but I couldn’t find the posting I wanted to respond to. – Anyways, in my understanding of the world what you get for free is the changing of the world. It costs to hold onto desired formats, the passing youth just being one example, or the personal trainer the other one.
I don’t think that a free web means the same taken liberty as going back home to mom and her services.
Yes, dynamic standards are needed. But if we are too bored to be interested, others will take care of it.
No apology needed Gabbers – I never sense harm in you. Which isn’t to say you aren’t ‘dangerous’ (thank goodness)!
I harbour a notion that a few people like us could collapse retailing (we must expand into several thousand) and standard supply chains. I was involved with auction software for business supply and in principle such a system could rid us of retailing. The problem might be of Hitch-hiker ilk and we’d discover we need it after all.