make the fucking website usable, I might be able to buy tickets. I've only tried to buy from it once and it was like getting kicked in the face a few times and I got about as much out of it.
Log in at 9 for tickets going on sale at 9, website fails to load, website eventually loads, tickets sold out. Its not even 5 past 9. Why not just use a bloody email sign up lottery system? Enter email, you can sign up and enter your friends emails to ensure you get seats together because the system can process it that way once all entered on same form. If your submission number gets picked in lottery then you all get the seats unless there is not enough seats left for your group in which case it picks a new number until it finds a match.
Why can't such a system just be put in place over the current everybody rush for the doors and see if you all fit through mechanism? Isn't this the sort of moronic real world problem that the Internet allows us to solve? Why replicate the real world problem onto the Internet?
No Embedded 7 is now gone too: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/windows-embedded-handheld-7-slips-off-the-microsoft-roadmap/9005
My boss is hardcore Apple fan, has everything except a Mac or Macbook. Just thinks everything is on windows and is used to it so OSX isn't intuitive to him. iPhone was first touchscreen phone that was heavily marketed and had a good brand behind it. Nokia's were king of the previous generation because people got used to the keypad layout for things like full stops and didn't want to adapt to another manufacturers keypad who put those options in other places at least among the people I asked at the time. Xbox 360 took the console market by providing the next generation console ahead of everyone else but Wii took the motion market despite the other manufacturers adding their own to their consoles, they have not taken off in same way.
All the above have one thing in common, first to market and many got a largely non-technical audience who don't seem to want to adapt to new interfaces once they get comfortable with one. Time to market and heavy marketing to ensure brand recognition and show that the manufacturer heavily believes in the product and is there to support it is what makes users buy into these products in my opinion. Well that and most of the above were also shiny
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