Thursday, December 09, 2004

WSJ.com - Personal Technology: Security Issues Plague Windows-Based PCs, Impairing Ease of Use

WSJ.com - Personal Technology: Security Issues Plague Windows-Based PCs, Impairing Ease of Use: "Thirteen years ago, this column was launched with the opening sentence: 'Personal computers are just too hard to use, and it's not your fault.' Since then, I have periodically stepped back to look at the progress of the technology industry in making computers easier to use.
Obviously, we've come a long way since 1991. Personal computers, software and peripherals are much more stable and far simpler to operate. New products, like digital cameras, PDAs and music players, have come along as welcome additions, often integrating with computers.
But for the vast part of the public whose computers aren't bought and deployed by corporate computer departments, things have gotten much worse lately. For these consumers and small businesses, the burden of using personal computers has grown dramatically heavier in the past couple of years because of the plague of viruses, spyware and other security problems that now afflict the dominant Windows platform."

To paraphrase the rest of the article:
Microsoft = bad
Apple = good
Walt Mossberg = increasingly predictable...
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