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Comment Left out (Score 1) 320

They say every generation has a defining moment where everybody remembers where they were. Pearl Harbor. Kennedy. Challenger. 9/11.

I was home sick that day from 6th grade; my parents trusted me to stay home alone. As it was, my mother was a teacher and called to tell me to turn on the news. It was horrifying, but what strikes me today is that I didn't share this with my classmates. I wasn't at school watching the launch live like nearly everyone else in my generation.

Comment Re:Really? I saw exactly where MS fucked up. (Score 1) 248

What if the Zune's OS became a launchpad to a phone OS, and they had used their existing PDA experience from Windows CE to make a really good product and stuck with it, even if sales were initially slow, but they kept improving it?

But this is what they did and are doing. While Zune wasn't the direct antecedent of Windows Phone, the Metro UI was first developed for the Zune and refined for WP. And regardless of one's opinion of Microsoft, few can deny WP is generally considered a really good product, with high customer satisfaction and plenty of plaudits from tech blogs and reviewers. Sales were and are slow, but they keep improving it (though granted, Nokia has been improving WP at a faster clip). Currently, Microsoft looks to be in it for the long term; Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 are expected to be a convergence of platforms.

Comment Re:It is payday (Score 1) 669

GOG.com is my go-to for games now. The only non-GOG game I have installed is Sims 3 and I never play it (by the time I get through all the loading screens to actually play the game, I don't want to play anymore). Other games I still play regularly are RCT2 and 3 and Torchlight 1.

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