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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the you-had-one-job-ONE-JOB dept.
stmuk writes:

"BGR reflects on recent comments by a Metro designer. 'Metro is a content consumption space,' Microsoft UX designer Jacob Miller explains, 'It is designed for casual users who only want to check Facebook, view some photos, and maybe post a selfie to Instagram. It's designed for your computer illiterate little sister, for grandpas who don't know how to use that computer dofangle thingy, and for mom who just wants to look up apple pie recipes. It's simple, clear, and does one thing (and only one thing) relatively easily. That is what Metro is. It is the antithesis of a power user.'"

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by phenonadhominem on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:31PM

    by phenonadhominem (1841) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:31PM (#2476)

    I think there is more to it.

    By simplifying the interface whether slashdot or the guardian (beta) comments section or windows metro with huge padding and 1980's resolutions and less is more style buttons every few lines it prevents cognition and parsing and I guess the elites hope we swallow any propaganda garbage they cook up.

    Exactly the same thing happened to Washington Post comments a while back.

    They will not be happy until the computer is a webstore and a video player (and recorder for NSA) - a simplistic appliance.

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