Microsoft responds to “extreme” criticism


Microsoft appreciates  feedback for Windows 8,up to a point…

“There is a trend to the extreme,”said a corporate Vice President of  Corporate Commutations at Microsoft Frank X. Shaw wrote on the official Microsoft Blog.

This is a fuller quote….

In this world where everyone is a publisher, there is a trend to the extreme — where those who want to stand out opt for sensationalism and hyperbole over nuanced analysis. In this world where page views are currency, heat is often more valued than light. Stark black-and-white caricatures are sometimes more valued than shades-of-gray reality.

So let’s pause for a moment and consider the center. In the center, selling 100 million copies of a product is a good thing. In the center, listening to feedback and improving a product is a good thing.

You might say,”how “extreme” is the critisim?”.Well,  the Financial Times said the upcoming changes to Windows 8 mark one of the most prominent admissions of failure for a new mass-market consumer product since Coca-Cola’s New Coke fiasco nearly 30 years ago.”

And the Economist said that  “restoring the Start button will not restore Microsoft to its former glory.”

Even CNET had a go at Microsoft.Someone at CNET said in March : “There were certain decisions that Microsoft made that were in retrospect flawed. Notably not allowing people to boot into desktop mode and taking away the Start button. Those two things have come up consistently. We’ve done some research and people miss that.”

What do you think?,leave your comments below and I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.

 

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