Phoney “7” Becomes Less Phony

Chuckle. M$ is just now letting some users have cut-and-paste, a feature of most desktops OS since they began. In the paper world, folks were cutting and pasting paper until the 1970s. Last year, I still saw teachers who were less fluent in use of the PC cutting and pasting paper to be photocopied.

From the keyboard, I copied and pasted in 1970 with simple text-only editors. I still use ctrl-x,c, and v today.

“Although the mechanism was already in widespread use in early line and character editors, Lawrence G. Tesler (Larry Tesler) popularized “cut and paste” in the context of computer-based text-editing while working at Xerox Corporation Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in 1974–1975.[2]”

see Wikipedia

What bravado, to assume that consumers would accept less than this functionality in the 21st century. M$ should be ashamed and consumers should avoid their products like the plague. For no other reason than M$ made customers wait many months for a standard feature, customers should boycott M$’s products. If somehow Phoney “7” is made the standard product of smartphones we should just give up using electronic IT and go back to paper. That would be our equivalent of protesting in the streets. It would be better to use proper software in IT, such as GNU/Linux which is modern, growing and meeting the needs of users and not just bloated corporations.

UPDATE Just when we thought M$ might be making some progress, they have regurgitated the “best viewed at” nonsense for web designs. Rather than a specific resolution, they want web-designers to make pages that look good on Phoney “7” rather than M$ having to put a browser out that actually presents standard web-pages properly on Phoney “7”.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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