You can tell someone is resistant to change when they get an opportunity to do something entirely new, but make it function in the same way previous, older incarnations did.
One of the guys in my D&D/Pathfinder group bought a Windows Tablet. Cool right? Lets see what Microsoft did with their tablet – could be cool!
First thing I noticed?
It was Windows 7.
No really, it was Windows 7.
Same look, feel with menus and all… only they were mostly itty bitty little menus because of the screen real estate.
Opportunity totally missed there Microsoft.
Yes, you could poke the screen, pinch, stretch, drag, etc. but it was otherwise the same visual experience as having Windows 7.
I’m only moderately poking fun at Scott for this because I can’t blame the guy for his purchase because he identified a need he wanted to fill which was a really portable device which he could run Excel on because that’s where his character sheet lives – Excel. For that need, it was a perfect fit and more practical solution than some of our other members who bring massive laptops in.
I’m mainly poking fun at Microsoft for not modifying the immediate tablet experience any more than just adding the common gestures.
Let’s take what we have on touchscreen desktops, shrink it down and plop it on a tablet! Great idea!
I’m still without a tablet and juggled the idea of getting one but never really did. I still use pencil, paper and hardcover books.
Maybe I’m the one resistant to change or maybe I’m just waiting for a solution that suits me best…