On the state of computing

stevenf.com: “It seems a bit fatalistic, but I can’t think of a way that the entire desktop metaphor can be overhauled without either everyone in the world switching over at once...”

I don’t know about you, but I know this issue is always in the back of my head. There’s a nagging feeling that we’re doing it wrong, that there are some leaps forward we’re missing, that we’re still stuck in 1984.

I feel as if it’s my responsibility as a software developer to help figure out what comes after the desktop metaphor, and I feel a little bad that we haven’t delivered it yet.

09 Apr 2009


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