Thursday, January 15, 2009

Word 2007: What was Microsoft thinking?

I got my first look at Word 2007 last night, and my immediate reaction was to wonder what motivated the designers to so drastically change an interface that has been largely the same for twenty years. Microsoft, by its own actions, has alienated legions of experienced Word users (some of whom, like me, will hate the new interface) and made OpenOffice Writer a much more attractive product.