We knew this would happen and I’m surprised it’s taken that long.
In a pretty scathing piece on the Financial Times website, the F word was publicly associated with Windows 8.
The piece begins:
Microsoft is preparing to reverse course over key elements of its Windows 8 operating system, marking one of the most prominent admissions of failure for a new mass-market consumer product since Coca-Cola’s New Coke fiasco nearly 30 years ago.
The article (written by Richard Waters) makes the obvious point that if Windows Blue/Windows 8.1 turns out to be substantial reversals of Windows 8, Windows 8 will logically have been a failure.
The Windows 8 experiment is now being compared to Coca-Cola’s failed experiment with “New Coke”.
What do you all think? Is this too soon to call Windows 8 a failure?