Someone at MicroSoft is off its rocker!
By Jeannette Marshall
Don't let Microsoft kill Paint - they should educate people better on how to use it so that people will fall in love with it.
I create just about all my content on Paint. I've gone to great strides of assembling an assembly of fonts that seem to compliment my posts.
I wonder if there is any kind of opposition of any kind, a petition started to force Microsoft to keep Paint?
Why not just Introduce a tablet-only feature that compliments Paint that will only work on a surface pro for instance.
Think of new ways of making Paint hip among the HIPSTERs! Pspppffftttt p.s. those same 20 somethings and 30 wonderkinds who buy the latest and greatest smartphone.
You should be embarrassed that you haven't come up with something reasonably functional on a mobility smart phone. It's been pretty logical since before the mishap into thinking you could make and launch a smartphone that everyone would go agog over.
First zip on over to Blackberry, to floundering revenue and draining product loyalty at a breakneck pace. They never thought about how to integrate the best apps onto their systems. Kinda like what HP didn't do with their tablets, but Apple did from the very start except with extreme standards and double flips that have to be done in order for it to be Apple approved, endorsed and adopted by hosting it on iTunes ..... where sometimes they promote something, other places accumulate favorites identification (which I previously talked about AI "Artificial Intelligence" should be more about the information that smart people scoop up based on where you hang out on line, what you write, where you post, who reads your posts, who shares them, who is easily identified as your supporter).
I think that the cause for alarm here is what AI "Artificial Intelligence" is all about. Every skips by the news stories about robotics without registering the fact that more and more robots are speaking and attempting to create its own personality, with its own thoughts and opinions.
Where it goes vague, or under cover, is whether it can emulate a real human being? For example, make appropriate responses as a human would, except it is not a human saying those things, it is a voice driven by AI to say all the expected things to say, appropriate responses with politeness, manners, permissions, that the most stellar customer service pro would expel.
Then, think about the grocery stores. How they are trying new and more clever approaches to have YOU buy/take your own packing bags + scan your own groceries in + provide helpful lookup on produce code all you have to do is enter in quantity then have payment ready to process like a marching soldier.
Me, I'm usually out of rhythm of the whole fiasco. I like to do things in order: Buy/shop, go to check out, put items in order of where they will end up in my home (i.e. pantry, refrigerator, space rack, etc.) with expertise of avoiding bread or other items from being crushed by the latest bag wrapper (if there is such a thing, as they dwindle in numbers);
Now they are asking that you go online and make a list of your groceries, the time you will arrive, and just pick up your order. I haven't tried that, but I would imagine you have to pay before your order arrives.
According to my Twitter numbers, I attract a youthful 25-34 group the most who look for quality and value over price and they will shop online if it is the quickest and easiest without any degree in drop in quality.
That's the crew that MicroSoft has given up on. Instead of using their imagination on how it can be cool and the must-have/use thing going?
That is where MicroSoft misses the boat that Steve Jobs created: sell the sizzle knowing that the steak was going to be even better than imagined or needing any boasting.