Windows Phone: Key Themes: Part 3: Guiding Principles

The third and final part of my Windows 7 Key Themes series, Guiding Principles, is now available on the SuperSite. This is more high-level/high-concept than the other two parts. But I’m curious if I got the inspiration behind “red threads” correct. :)

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2 Responses to Windows Phone: Key Themes: Part 3: Guiding Principles

  1. palavering2u says:

    Hi, Paul:
    Unless I misunderstood, these reds threads create a social link of sorts between the user’s devices and friends. This concept is attractive, save that CNet and others claim that too much linkage leads to more hacking and personal vulnerability. Are they paranoid or super cautious? I really don’t know. On another note, I am not disappointed in the Windows 7 phone. I think MSFT knows now to keep it simple (as does APPL) and get what is available–content and performance–to the highest level; then, make adjustments and additions over time. Most people I know would prefer a device that works well out of the box, and they are willing to pay for the finetuning and extras that come later after thorough testing and further innovation.
    I like very much what you’ve done with this series. Kudos.

    • Paul Thurrott says:

      I like that thought (“create a social link of sorts between the user’s devices and friends”). I wanted to sort of think through what this meant before just asking Microsoft point blank. But now is clearly the time :) Thanks.

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