Have you made the switch?
by Andy Scheer
I’ve not yet converted to the new operating system. I’m not sure I will.
It’s not for lack of opportunity. Many times each day a popup blocks my screen and offers two prompts:
—to change now
—to change later.
I click a third option: the corner box with an X.
The experience doesn’t make me think favorably toward Windows 10. As one who regularly reviews authors’ marketing plans, I don’t recommend a strategy of persistent annoyance.
As one who regularly reviews authors’ marketing plans,
I don’t recommend a strategy of persistent annoyance.
Perhaps I’m deluded, but I’m comfortable using Windows 7. I stuck with it when pressured awhile back to “upgrade” to Windows 8. I tried that system on others’ machines and saw no benefit. Likewise the “improved” versions of Microsoft Word. Experience gives me reason to distrust the company’s promises of new and improved.
I might be wrong. Maybe Windows 10 will enable me to work faster, better, more efficiently. Maybe it will brighten my teeth.
There’s a chance the new system will solve my real computing needs. But at this point, they aren’t perceived needs.
I see only a steep learning curve until I reach the point I can use the program efficiently. (After three months with the new version of Word, I failed to reach that point.)
Maybe I’m missing out on something great. If so, please let me know. For some customers, the best marketing tool is still a personal recommendation.