Okay all you alcoholics ( be patient, it will all become clear later ). Paul Thurrott
has a few new articles up. The one I am commenting on is sandwiched between Explaining Windows 8 PC Sales Over the Holidays
and a newer one called This Best Buy Circular Says It All
. Both are getting comments and ridicule at other sites because of his various rationalizations of blaming the unfolding Windows 8
debacle on OEM's and hardware and retail stores and especially the consumers who are spoiled by low-cost netbooks and expect cheap devices ( like Apple?!? ). Whatever... So he has this other article, which from the title you can imagine will draw the ire of the MicroZealots ...
Windows 8 Tip: Boot Directly to the Desktop with Skip Metro Suite ( Thurrott 2013-01-05 )
... in which he explains how to bypass Metro
using the tool called Skip Metro Suite
. After profusely disclaiming any love for this idea, he then takes some time to badmouth Start8
and other tools that restore the Start Menu and especially those that completely replace Metro
( and he doesn't mention Classic Shell
but I think he is calling Tihiy
's apps "Draconian" ). Basically it is an advertisement for Skip Metro Suite
, which is fine, even though you know he just hates to be writing the thing at all.
Then we get to the comments. Oh yes, the comments from certifiable MicroZombies. Emphasis on certifiable
. In fact so certifiable, this one only 6 days into the new year just may have already locked up the award for 2013 Best Performance by a Microtard
Yes, yes, we get that, Paul. But as someone who truly see where the live tiles and Metro style can really go (I think more so than even Microsoft), I am frustrated and, admittedly, angry that so many people seem to be so simple-minded that they can't and/or refuse to embrace this new concept and help push it to it's logical success. Instead, so many seem to just expend ridiculous effort and energy to empower folks to stay stuck in an old world. It's like giving vodka to an alcoholic. We need to stop empowering the dim-witted, in my opinion. Steve Jobs certainly didn't care to cater to them.
Let's break it down, shall we? ...
"angry that so many people seem to be so simple-minded that they can't and/or refuse to embrace this new concept"
... Ahhh, don't go away angry ( just go away ). Bu let me try to follow. Those using Win7 and WinXP with many multitasking Windows and a variety of program launchers using hardcore tools doing file and server management and systems administration are "simple-minded", so what is his description for those desiring finger pushing colored blocks and full screen toy apps like Cut The Rope and Angry Birds?
"and help push it to it's logical success."
... Yay. We should take one for the team. Its success is logical after all. Not sure what that means, wouldn't a better word be "unlikely" or "questionable".
"expend ridiculous effort and energy to empower folks to stay stuck in an old world."
... Hang in there young man ( or lady ). What goes around comes around. One day someone might say this about you when they try to install an Ubuntu distro on your PC to see if you can just accept some random "change" and drag you from your "old world". In fact, why aren't you using Ubuntu? Afraid of change? Do you criticize it without testing it? <--
Reverse Psychology, but it won't work, to understand hypocrisy you have to be both intelligent and honest at the same time.
"It's like giving vodka to an alcoholic"
... Even from an mSheep, this is a new one. But as colorful as it is ( funny too ) it displays the view that the mSheep and Microsoft themselves really have of their customers. It is contempt.
"stop empowering the dim-witted"
... How? Take away their Windows 7! Make them use Metro
! Ban the 3rd party utilities? I don't think he thought this one through at all. Unless he really means that taking away freedom will un-empower them ( us Dimwits ). I guess in a way that makes sense. So he meant to say: "stop empowering the dim-witted by taking away their freedom
". Okay, got it. Little fascist.
"Steve Jobs certainly didn't care to cater to them."
... Wait, what? What was all that stuff about iTards and iSheep about again! This is a necessary level of mental gymnastics he is doing here. You see, before he can accept membership in the Metro
fied world of mSheep and MicroApple
, he must first resuscitate their image that they have ridiculed since the iPod came out. Clever!
Can you believe all that brilliance came from a single-mind? So listen up you all simple-minded dim-witted Alcoholics, wise up. Take one for the team, please? It is only logical. No more vodka for you.
No matter what side of the debate you are on, can we all agree that the best thing that could happen would be for Microsoft to restore the Start Menu and Aero Glass just so we can watch the global meltdown of these generation Xbox child fanatics!
This post has been edited by CharlotteTheHarlot: 07 January 2013 - 09:55 AM