Various technology-related predictions.

Windows 8 – A Disaster In The Making

Even though Windows 8 brings many incremental improvements over its predecessor, Microsoft managed to bungle this release almost irreparably. This is one more example where great engineering is rendered futile by dumb marketing decisions and a lack of internal harmony.

In spite of having a better kernel, but due to a stubborn functional direction, Windows 8 has been, from the start, doomed to fade in the brightness of its predecessor. It’s probably one of the reasons why Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky was fired^– which is a questionable decision, since he was in charge of the previous Windows release as well.

Windows 8 Sales Forecast: Disappointing

A few years ago, long before Vista hit the market, I made a few predictions: 1, that few people will buy it; 2, that it will be a despised product and 3, that I will never install it. It’s 2012 and even Microsoft admitted^ that Vista was a failure. Also, all my predictions turned out to be right.

Now I’m back with a new prediction: Windows 8 will disappoint the most important market it has: the PC market. And it will do so, in spite of the fact that it is a great product…

The PC Is Dead. OH RLY?

If you’re not one the people who already made their mind up about the destiny of the PC platform, then read on to find out why some rather big names made fools of themselves when they grabbed the headlines (by mistake or not), by uttering one of the most idiotic statements I heard in the past few years: “The PC is dead” (or “Long live the Cloud to which I shall sell my soul to” and so on).

The fact of the matter is that people who rush blindly ahead and spell the demise of the Personal Computer platform are either clueless, misquoted or have some sort of vested interest…