xWhiplash, on 19 February 2013 - 01:22, said:
I doubt you used 3.1 long enough to develop some serious habits. Especially if you were only 3. I doubt your parents let you on there for hours and hours a day every day. Using Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 will make you develop A LOT of habits with the way things used to work vs now.
I used 3.1 enough to know how to poke around the OS. I was young, I was the same way with computers as kids are now with tablets. They know the ins and outs of its OS, and I knew the ins and outs of Windows OS. I was on the computer so much that my parents actually barred me from using it for more than an hour every few days.
I, too grew up with 95, 98, 2000, XP, and adapted with each release. Same with Windows 8. I've learned that the best way to adapt to new things is to not develop any habits at all. Sure, I went to Start>Shutdown just like everyone else, but just because that's moved to Settings>Power, I'm not going to throw a fit over it. Same with other people. Think they're mad they can't go to a Start Menu on their iOS or Android devices? How about going through a non descript Apple icon to shutdown OS X?
Dr_Asik, on 19 February 2013 - 01:23, said:
Are you arguing that mouse and keyboard, and the need for a mouse and keyboard-optimised UI, will be irrelevant in any forseeable future?
What part of the Start Screen (Strictly the Start Screen) isn't optimized for a mouse?
MorganX, on 19 February 2013 - 01:33, said:
I think people realize how important Gates really was.
Gates has been out of the picture for a long time now.