I don’t think InfoWorld editor Eric Knorr meant this to be funny:
Last Friday, we FedEx’d the Save Windows XP petition to Steve Ballmer. I have to say that sliding the memory stick into the envelope was an emotional experience…
Wow. I guess the definition of “emotional experience” has changed since I left Silicon Valley 12 years ago. The idea that people can go all emo about an operating system just doesn’t compute for me.
Eric and I worked together years ago at PC World. He was a good guy then and I doubt that he has changed in the meantime. But this whole Save XP campaign is one of the most cynical, manipulative, and misguided things I’ve ever seen.
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“Wow. I guess the definition of “emotional experience” has changed since I left Silicon Valley 12 years ago. The idea that people can go all emo about an operating system just doesn’t compute for me.”
Great line! Seeing way too many of these “goodbye xp” posts around the place.
I think that most people believe you do not have to have a new system every 4-5 years and since XP has been pretty darn good and we love it for what it is, let it alone and forget about the “goodies” some out there want to play with.
For most part, let the darn thing alone and stop causing more trouble so we don,k have to start all over with new drivers, hardware, and all this crap with trouble with these new operating systems.
Or is it that “some” just cant,t stand it because there are no more new “Bells & whistles” to play with.
Get a life!!
If it works——– leave the darn thing alone.
Bob, were you one of those who loved their Windows 2000–or 9x?
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