15 hours ago, NoelCarboni wrote
When I was younger I played a few first person shooters (Doom, Duke Nukem 3D), but that was a waste of time and, frankly, I found it got old. Recently I played Plants vs. Zombies for a while on our iPad. Cute, but again a real waste of time.
I use computer systems to do engineering. THAT is what I find rewarding and fun.
Now I see Microsoft is turning toward gaming being a more significant part of the Windows experience... And turning away from Windows being the heart of a serious general purpose computing system. I find that troublesome.
I realize that gaming finances a lot of development (look at what it's done for GPUs), and it's great that people have fun with their computers - more power to them - but does it have to DOMINATE? Does the inclusion of fun and games (hey, past versions came with Solitaire, etc.) have to eclipse the real work aspects?
Call me a boring business user, or whatever. Windows just isn't going very quickly toward the bright high tech "Star Trek" future we could foresee some decades ago, in which high tech facilitates our being smarter and able to do more and more with information. All it seems to be able to do today is distract us.
It seems to be just turning into all commercials without the TV program.