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GeneralWindows 8's future legacy: dinosaur stampede or just a major river-crossing ? PinmemberBillWoodruff19-Jan-13 8:21 
GeneralRe: Windows 8's future legacy: dinosaur stampede or just a major river-crossing ? PinmemberPIEBALDconsult19-Jan-13 9:00 
GeneralRe: Windows 8's future legacy: dinosaur stampede or just a major river-crossing ? PinmemberBillWoodruff19-Jan-13 18:42 
PIEBALDconsult wrote:
It's just a tool.
This "just a tool" happens to be an integral part of the technical, and business, lives of god-knows-how-many ( millions ?) of people who make their living, pay their mortgages, send their kids to school, and survive: by programming for it; administering its deployment and usage; and, using it: in applications ranging from typical major apps (like Office), to highly-customized vertical-market mission-critical corporate software, yea even unto playing games, and watching YouTube, and endlessly tweeting Smile | :)
 
The investment of time in mastering programming for this "just a tool;" the investment in money for hardware, MSDN subs, software, devtools, etc. is, for many people, many businesses, very significant, and making a significant change in hardware and devtools would be very costly and difficult. Moving to a new hardware platform's gilded-cage (like IOS) could be not only extremely costly, but very risky.
 
If Windows 8 is as big a failure as Vista (which I consider possible), that has large implications for many of CodeProject's nine-million+ members.
 
Your "reductionist" response ... why'd you even bother to respond ? ... makes me think of a dialogue like this:
 
Person 1: "I have severe diabetes now; they're going to have to cut off my right foot, and I am going blind. I'm afraid the bank is going to foreclose on the house: we're so fare behind on the mortgage payments."
 
Person 2: "Oh my God, you must be going out of your mind with fear and worry, and your whole family must be in a state of panic ! But, you ... seem ... so calm ..."
 
Person 1: "Well, it's just a body; it's just a house."
 
Bill
"What do humans depend on: words ! We're suspended in language: we can never say what's up: or, down. We must communicate experience and ideas, but in ways that do not become ambiguous, and lose objectivity.

For parallels to quantum theory: we must turn to psychology, or to paradoxes thinkers like Buddha and Lao Tzu illuminated, examining reality, as both observer, and actor, in human life's small-scale micro-cosmic drama."
 
Niels Bohr, 1937

GeneralRe: Windows 8's future legacy: dinosaur stampede or just a major river-crossing ? Pinmember_Maxxx_19-Jan-13 11:31 
GeneralRe: Windows 8's future legacy: dinosaur stampede or just a major river-crossing ? PinmemberGary R. Wheeler20-Jan-13 1:46 
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GeneralI've long been an admirer of Gates' ability to have a "big vision" PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon19-Jan-13 5:47 
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GeneralRe: I've long been an admirer of Gates' ability to have a "big vision" PinmemberGary R. Wheeler20-Jan-13 1:55 
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GeneralRe: I've long been an admirer of Gates' ability to have a "big vision" PinmemberMike Hankey19-Jan-13 12:32 
GeneralRe: I've long been an admirer of Gates' ability to have a "big vision" PinmemberMark_Wallace20-Jan-13 21:48 
GeneralRe: I've long been an admirer of Gates' ability to have a "big vision" PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon20-Jan-13 23:10 
GeneralOn the subject of Lance Armstorng's sponsors. PinmemberPHS24119-Jan-13 3:51 
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