Software innovation

Just finished reading an article on if the Linux desktop is innovating to much:
http://lwn.net/Articles/338103/

The short answer is no.

The long answer is that computers or computer human interaction is a long way from where it needs to be. The latest generation of phones are showing the way. They are less about showing you ALL you can do and more about showing you what you want to do.

Right now we are moving from the Model T Ford to a Lincoln Mark II, this is early days of computing still and to get stuck with wanting icons in the same place or functions to do the same thing is only going to hold us back. I want a computer system that does everything I need when I need it. To get there we need to innovate, which is going to cause pain to those that do not like change.

But as the old family motto goes: "Good times, Bad times, all times change."

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