Monday, March 10, 2014

Software Updates are Not Exciting Anymore

I recently realized that I'm not excited about software updates anymore. A younger me would eagerly await the release of the next version of a particular piece of software. Often, I would get impatient and just download and install the beta or the release candidate. Not anymore.

Software isn't doing anything new anymore. When was the last time that a new software genuinely allowed you to do something that you could not do before. Most action is being seen the smartphone and tablet world which are just slowly painfully catching up with what their desktop counterparts have been capable of for at least a decade. The desktop counterparts themselves are busy reinventing the wheel with no real benefit in sight. (What, exactly, does Window 8 do that Windows 7 doesn't?)

Perhaps all the low hanging fruit of software has already been picked?

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