My Atari 2600 programming projects needed two displays to enter characters on, so I built a little 5×6 matrix of characters (six characters are about the maximum you can put on a horizontal line). Progress!
I’ve been following the PDC blogging a bit this morning, and I can’t help but think that there is very little meat that is actually being blogged about. Here’s a great for instance:
What are these top 10?
- Follow the Windows Vista style guidelines
- Enrich the user experience
- Enable users to visualize, organize and search
- Run securely
- Design for reliability and manageability
- Establish a customer feedback loop
- Build for connected systems
- Bring data to the user with RSS
- Make document data accessible
- Build for mobility
Wow. I could condense that list into simply….
- Do a good job on developing your products
This list strikes me as so obvious as to be useless. I’m not sure how platitudes enhance the quality of your product development.
Addendum: Okay, okay, I’m acting like someone pissed in my cornflakes. I’ll at least provide a link to the official Microsoft page which provides a bit more detail. In fact, it appears that each of the ten bullet items is supported by a good half dozen new APIs or technologies. I have a different rant for that topic, but I’ll spare you all.