I’m not sure that’s a very fair assessment of Windows Phone 7, but the quoted piece is very fitting for me and my trend over the past few years. Having been the tweaker, the fixer, the hacker, and the tinkerer, I am very much over all of it, at least in terms of what I do at home. I rely so much on my computers to DO things at this point, that doing things TO my home machines, be it replacing a fan, hard drive, or stick of RAM, upgrading firmware or BIOS, etc., has become a task I loathe rather than relish. I switched to an iPhone to escape the similar lunacy that was caused by my Blackberry.
After dealing with tech all day as part of my job, the last thing I want to do is come home and do more “work”. I rather enjoy getting to enjoy technology, rather than wastingspending time making it work.
My life has just been made easier. There’s that much less in my digital life for me to be considerate of. No longer must I verse myself with codecs and conversion techniques in order to enjoy my media, or with firmware hacks and overclocking to get the best features and performance out of my hardware. My technology just works, and it does so in the background. I enjoy applications that help me work and live, and I no longer have to focus on the underlying mechanics that facilitate that.