Cabel Sasser of Panic on the wrongness of the Windows UI:
“It’s almost impossible to feel passion about Windows as a platform. Probably like many of your readers, when I use software or applications, my brain can’t help but subconsciously notice an infinite stream of little things that are weird or out of place or questionably designed that I want to fix. When I try to use Windows, this internal alarm is literally constantly firing. Every window, every dialog, every workflow, my brain trips up on 1 or 5 or 15 things that are hard to comprehend. I can barely even use Vista without wanting to wrap it up, glaze it with a delicious marinade, cook it in an oven, garnish it with a sprig of mint, and toss it out the god-forsaken window.”
I struggled with this daily at my last job, and it’s why, even at the risk of shooting myself in the foot and/or never finding suitable employment ever again, I’ve decided that I never, ever, ever again in life want to work on IxD projects for Windows applications.
(Via Marco.org Tumblelog.)