If you look at the headlines then it would seem that there's almost complete opposition to the changes that have been introduced with Microsofts new Operating System, Windows 8. I'm talking, of course, about the new touch focused Metro interface.
Things have moved on so quickly in the past couple of years that it's easy to forget that only a couple of years ago when it came to writing a Rich Internet Application Adobe Flash was king, with Microsoft's upstart Silverlight vying to make up ground. While at the same time the specification for HTML 5 was being developed and browser makers were starting to latch onto parts of the specification and include it in their offerings, and it was beginning to be hyped.
In a previous post I enthused about the new Metro interface introduced with Windows 8 and its utility on a touch enabled tablet. This time I'll cover how the old Windows desktop fits into this new interface, which is what is causing nearly all of the controversy along with how Metro works with a mouse and keyboard.
A couple of days ago I was dismayed to come across reports about an MP who was suggesting that investment in superfast rural broadband wasn't needed (see here), that the money being spent in his county would be better spent on urban infrastructure. Given that his constituency is mostly urban it is perhaps an understandable, if mistaken point of view.
There are many forms of investment that we make in our tech, fiscal, intellectual and sometimes emotional. We can relatively easily measure our fiscal investment as we generally know what we've spent on a PC or application, but what about the intellectual investment that we have made in our tech?