Microsoft has a new search interface – Ms. Dewey.
This is bad UI design on so many levels. First off, it gets annoying in about 35.3 seconds. Secondly, it’s a freaking pig. Slow, slow slow. And, to top it all off, you only get a few results after putting up with Ms. Dewey’s lame jokes.
I think that this really underscores how Microsoft views their consumers. They know best, and we just have to sit down, shut up and ride. I for one want off that wacky roller coaster.
When are they going to realize, on Mount Redmond, that the consumer is fed up with crappy, insecure, poorly designed, not thought out bloatware?
If you had a choice between a glitzy car, with all the bells and whistles, which would break down every 100 or so miles, or a sleek, well designed 100 mile to the gallon virtually indestructible car, or a free tank, which one would you choose? (read this to get the analogy, and a good history of computers and the IT industry)
I for one, use tanks for my servers, and sleek machines for my laptops.