🔗 Hardcore Software: //build It and They Will Come (Hopefully) (paywall)
I remember this Build conference. I was using Windows 7 at the time and it was exciting to see Windows 8 previewed like this. It was a major departure from what I was used to, and I was eager awaiting the Ars Technica reviews of the OS, the apps, and how things like contracts will work for developers.
But… it was an excitement I had for others. I was less than excited about the idea of seeing the desktop take a backseat to this brand new world of Metro and touch based interactions. I guess I was not the only one.
It’s quite a shame really. The devs at Microsoft clearly put a lot of work into re-enginerring the entire OS.