Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bill Gates Usability Rant

Gizmodo has a funny email from Bill Gates about not being able to find a piece of software to download. A couple of the quotes from the story:
"So they told me that using the download page to download something was not something they anticipated.
They told me to go to the main page search button and type movie maker (not moviemaker!).

I tried that. The site was pathetically slow but after 6 seconds of waiting up it came."
So, for humors sake, I went to Microsoft's thorn, Google and did a search for "movie maker". The funny part is that the first link that came up is the Movie Maker 2.1 Download link:

It is a good thing that Microsoft didn't succeed in their hostile takeover of Yahoo because it is the third link on their search engine and took .29 seconds the first time I tried it.

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