The “Post-PC Era” Debate

I posted this on Engadget editorials:
My former post was a reaction to the title, now my reaction to the post itself. Anybody that reads this can see really see how sad these tech-bloggers are (don’t call them journalists, it will be an insult to real journalists). This whole article reflect exactly on the level of intelligence of Apple-fanboys, and I am afraid to say it has even dropped further.

So you don’t need specs anymore, all you need is “experience”, the ability to have your brain thoroughly washed, and who can wash brains like they do at One Infinite Loop? Josh, if you think these underpowered devices will heal the sick, and the rid the world of hunger you’re in for a surprise. They are devices we use when we want to power-down, to enjoy our break. They are not, and never will be our workhorses. The PCs and the Macs will remain the workhorses. You can keep on dreaming.

And I am tired of this much repeated “Keep it Simple” shit cry. Those are the kind of cries you hear from empty heads who can’t solve simple quadratic equations. You know what, nothing is simple in life. If you can’t compete, you’ll become extinct! That is the rule of life. So we don’t want “look under the hood” anymore? All we want is sit in our car and just drive off. But you know what, it pays to look once in a while under the hood. It makes you technologically astute.

This is why the West has become nations of fools and trailing the East! We don’t want to learn anything, just make it simple, because people are stupid. This is why the East is where the action is today, and their economy is catching up fast to the west. We are lazy people who are afraid to program our VCR, we don’t want know how our TV works, we don’t want change our tires, we don’t want to know how our computer works. “Just make is simple”, yes we make ourselves simple into oblivion.

Serendipity does not go along with simplicity, there is sweat involved. You brain will get fat and soggy if its not challenged. Simplicity breads complacency. Go study world history, great nations die after they reach the apogee of their strength because they become complacent. Commoditization is a sign of complacency. It assumes stupidity. Apple is commoditizing technology, they are not innovating. I for one became an IT worker because I wanted to know how my computer works, and why if it doesn’t. I am not saying we should all be mechanics, but it pays to be aware of how things work. You make a great nation that way.

Touching Windows 7: The Facts

For all of you complaining that Windows 7 is not fit for Touch, you need to be informed before coming to this conclusion. Most of you have not used Windows 7 with a Touch-enabled device, I think the misconception arise from this lack of reference. The windows you see when you are using your desktop with mouse and keyboard is not the same windows you will see when Windows 7 is installed on a Touch-enabled device. Windows 7 literarily lets the beast loose when installed on appropriate device, and since not many people have these devices, it is justifiably misunderstood.

To help you lot I have compiled here a list of items I have come across online to help in your education, of course the best education will be if you can get Touch-enabled device for yourselves. Enjoy!

1. Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows: Windows 7 Feature Focus Tablet PC and Windows Touch

2. See Touch in action at Long Zen’s site: Touch panning (a.k.a. kinetic scrolling) in Windows 7

3. Now get the full lowdown from the Windows Engineering group: Touching Windows 7
You’ll be surprised how much thought went into the design of Windows 7 for Touch.

It is incredible how ignorance can spread in human nature, and since we’ve got the Net, ignorance has exploded considerably, you don’t have to verify the news anymore, all you need do is hear it from a hear-say, and you spread it further. We are all unfortunately a bunch of talking-heads now. We are being fed with propaganda and malice, intelligent analysis of an issue is no more the bane of the day.

Given the numbers of haters there on the Net, spreading FUD about anything Microsoft have never been so easy. The gospel of hatred and misinformation is being perpetrated from the Temple of Apple and Linux Churches, and the disciples are busy as ever spreading the rumors without ever checking the fact.

Windows 7 is Touch-aware, if you want to verify it, get a Touch-enabled device or shut up if you don’t have the fact. You don’t love it because you don’t see it, you don’t see it, because you don’t have it, you don’t have it because you don’t know it. Now you know, go have it, then you’ll love it.