Dan Gillmor notes that Windows Vista “has officially shipped, very very late and with less excitement than any Microsoft operating system in a long time.”
Indeed, this was a far cry from paying a ridiculous sum for rights to a Rolling Stones tune for a massive media blitz. I wonder if personal computing hasn’t simply reached appliance level vice being a neat gadget? In my own case, it has certainly been quite some time since I cared about tweaking the system, installing new utilities, and otherwise thinking about the computer at all. And I’m someone who spends hours a day on his computer and gets antsy if he’s without Internet/email access for a couple hours.