Windows 8 preview.. what it means..

Just saw the recent development on Windows 8. Microsoft is planning to make it big this time. Windows 8 would run on PC, tablets and phone possibly the same way. At least that is what they claim to do. Here’s an opinion on this release  Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad.

Here’s a video of the same:


But, what is more important is the trend. What this means: couple of things:

1. We’re moving into a period where human-machine interactions will be redefined very quickly.

Think of players like Apple, HP (palm os), and all others joining the bandwagon. Voice based, touch based, gesture based interactions will quickly overtake the regular keyboard-mouse interactions.

2. Apps need to be designed with the above in mind

Future apps need to be designed with this in mind. Gone are the times where you can build a desktop-app alone and get away with it. Your users will be consuming content with all different devices, need to be ready for that.

It looks very refreshing to see growth in this direction. I always believed that’s the way it ought to be.

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