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METRO: The OS youve been waiting for.
MIcrosoft Awaken the GIANT in you.
I actually like it. Maybe not the steak part, but for the most part, I like it.
haha ya sorry about the steaks - was thinking opposite of urban vegan
it sort of did two things (for me)
1 was acknowledge the come from behind position in a self depreciating way - ie; rising from grave - fun sci fi theme - spreading "light"
2 would be: hey you were first - tablets are ms - so its only natural youve been waiting for the best one (newspaper / gates / past)
3 would be - the old saying "awaken a sleeping giant... which is what iOS did (iphone/ipad) to MS
so...we USE it...but dont apply it to the redundant/expected target - we apply it to the consumer
"awaken the giant in YOU" like - we just woke up with all this power...want some?
PS - did you here they fired the Yahoo CEO by phone? Amazing isnt it.
(you do have PHONES there at ms dont you?) lol
..and i digress...
so - Metro... Boxy.... hmmm. what do i mean by that.
Well for one - it looks boxy. It is basically boxes (tiles) all over the screen.
Have you seen the new Apple campus spacehip? completely round with 100ft glass. Also - if you havent seen the video of steve jobs himself - talking to the committee of cupertino - youtube it (or soapbox it - oh ya)
Back to the square tiles.
I "get" that rather than an icon you click - to see info - that a "tile" shows the most important part of that info - already = why click.
So all that is good. (info in your face). but still - it is BOXY haha
is there no way to have done this so it doesnt look like an excel spreadsheet?
Rotating wheels of tiles? Circular tiles?
how about just please everyone and offer the following:
-Please choose info UI delivery:
Squares Circles (Less Efficient!) MetroSphere 3D ( no god dont choose it!)
*edit - Metro - the Volvo of Touch
Metro isn't really about boxed styled designs as it is about simplicity. The whole point is that it's for people who are sort of on the go. Live tiles to give you instant info, large fonts so you don't squint, etc. Also, a circle is really just a square (box) clipped on all four corners..I'd imagine that would just kill space that could otherwise be used to show information (the title, for example).
ya but im all for saving space!
edit: why cant the whole UI be a sphere - you spin
..or something... is boxes the only answer?
(i agree it is efficient and logical to only use a box)
i see it as easy / lame/ cop out / flinstones "square" - ballmer ridden - un-imaginative...shall i go on?
MS the greatest software co in the world answer to all computing is - boxes.
sorry... i dont BUY it
It might make more sense when phones and lcd monitors are circular as well.
(Then, you can fit them into a pot hole with less effort. )
In case you're wondering, I have a WP7 and I think I'd find it distracting if everything were circles. It's hard to detect size differences with circles...I think I would not be able to focus on anything. Squares are better for repeated differences. Even though it's more boring to glance at boxes, since they're all mostly the same shape, the deviation from sameness stands out more. I guess you don't argue it's efficiency, but I'd take efficiency over coolness in this scenario as I use the phone every day between class.
ring.... ring.... ring.... ARRRGGG hello
- * yes hello - this is the Donald - Your Fired!
*phones...you talk into them...
Welcome home, Jamie. C
ps- did you know you can speed up browsing by disabling add-ons?
rinse and repeat - FOREVER
*who ever is running MS of late might as well be soromon
c9 is back on fav bar - i mean links bar - whatever bar... so we'll see what happens
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