I was looking for a game guide for Defiance, a game that has been released for Windows, Xbox 360 and PS3. So I went to Amazon and found this. Great, exactly what I'm looking for. Except...
Only available on these devices:
- Kindle Fire
- Kindle Fire HD
- Kindle Cloud Reader
- Kindle for iPad
- Kindle for Android
Hmmm, weird. Amazon has a Windows Phone Kindle app. Maybe someone just forgot to update the above list. Let me search for that book via the Windows Phone Kindle app... "Sorry, not available on your device". Why? Why would the book not be compatible with the WP Kindle app?
Oh well, let's check out the "Kindle Cloud Reader" (this was on Windows 7 running the latest IE 10). Sorry, only available for Chrome, Safari and Firefox. So what happened to following web standards and if the browser doesn't support it, well then you can decide to change browsers at that point. As opposed to just hard-coding web browsers out?
I've been a long time supporter of MS but after MS got hit with Apple-envy, everything that I liked about MS have either been abandoned, Metrofied, dumbified, crippled, fuglified, castrated or became stagnant to the point where I can't even think of a single MS technology that excites me any more. None.
So in some way the above Amazon experience doesn't surprise me. I wonder how many people still think everything is just peachy in MS land?