Microsoft published a "brief" history of the Windows interface in a blog post today that offered some flashes of candor about Vista and Windows 95 and argued that the tablet
as we know it today is one device too many.
Friday's Building Windows 8 post
lays out "a brief history of the Windows user interface" that is anything but brief. (True to the blog's prolix style).
Penned by Jensen Harris, director of program management for the User Experience team at Microsoft, it begins with, "the user interface of Windows has evolved and been transformed over the course of its entire 27-year history," and then takes a tour of the interface from Windows 1 to Windows 8.