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Not to mention that kid throwing popcorn. If they had popcorn-free cinemas, I’d be there in an instant, but that’s not going to happen considering the phenomenal profit margins on over-salted cholesterol-smeared cardboard.
Also, I like the lack of start bar. If they add it back in, they’re adding redundancy again, and particularly for touch users, charms are in an easier spot to hit with your fingers and work from absolutely anywhere (metro or desktop). I actually think Windows 8 needed to go further than eradicating the start bar, but also eradicating shortcuts on the desktop, making the desktop for windowed applications/file explorer only, making control panel entirely metro. If you go to a new design language, you’ve got to stick with it. Windows 8 is amazing except for the split-screen: there needs to be half-half splitscreen as in desktop, as well as golden mean splitscreen as I’ve come to call it.
I think it actually is due to lack of Windows 8 machines, or particularly, high-end portables. I’ve been looking at four laptops in particular all the way from CES last year: Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch, Lenovo Helix, Asus Transformer book and Asus UX31A touch, waiting and waiting until they hit Australian stores, and actually ordered the X1 Carbon Touch in January, but five months after my order I got a refund because there was supposedly a touch-screen part shortage and I’d be waiting months more. Apart from that, not one of these products has yet hit Australian retailers/online stores. These are the four machines I identified as outstripping the Macbook Pro, my alternative as a designer, but decided I would rather touchscreen, the versatility of windows, and not being treated like an idiot by my computer’s design language.
I’m not sure whether it’s a supply chain issue, or whether these companies just hate Australia. In conclusion, I’m putting off buying my next Windows 8 machine until the hardware delivers what it promised in January this year, and I know other Aussie buyers who are doing the same.
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Nothing profound here? Really? I think you got it wrong, the author states that his choices are a reflection of himself with or without the internet, that the internet cannot bear the sole responsibility for the evils of our age. He points out that some poor choices such as apathy or that of not communicating are easier to make without facebook, and that with it, at least he is communicating and engaging in human discourse. Not that “superficial contact from Facebook” is better, but that because of it’s ease, facebook engagement actually happens rather than nothing at all.