New Office 2007 suite

Interesting video presentation of the upcoming Microsoft Office 2007 suite.

At one point in this video Mr. Jensen Harris, Lead Program Manager of the Office User Experience Team seriously poses the question “Why not redesign the software around the results users want to achieve.”

Redesign the software around the results users want to achieve. Pause & relax while this sinks in.

Again: redesign the software around the results users want to achieve.

So what was the software designed for in the past? Obfuscation? Disorientation? Maybe it was designed around how the software wanted to be used?

One cannot but admire the marketing & sales strategies of Microsoft.

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