Sinofsky Out: Were We Right About Windows 8 Usability?

Yes, Steven Sinofsky will no longer be at Microsoft. Can’t say that I’m surprised, either. I don’t know the guy, and I would never wish anything but the best for him.

Still, my long-standing belief that Windows 8’s UX is a disaster area remains unchanged and, if anything, Sinofsky’s sudden departure is vindication.

I’m certain there are other factors at play, but I know I’m not the only one who looks at Windows 8’s schizophrenia and wonders just what he was thinking.

Let me put it to you another way: If he was right about the Windows 8 (and RT) strategies, do you really think he’d be out so soon?