Sometimes technology disappoints. Here are some of the products, services and companies that let us down in 2012.
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It's too early to call Windows 8 a failure -- or is it? From a design standpoint, the schizophrenic interface is a mess: Two interfaces -- the traditional Desktop and the new, touch-oriented Modern UI -- make navigation exceptionally frustrating, particularly for longtime Windows users. Microsoft's enterprise customers may very well shun Windows 8 and stay with the familiar (and easier-to-use) Windows 7.
Redmond's next move? One option is drop Windows 8's conjoined-UI design and offer either the Modern UI, which is quite good on its own, or the tried-and-true Desktop on future versions of Windows. If Windows 8 sales prove disappointing, Windows 9 may arrive soon that expected.
. We've got a management crisis right now, and we've also got an engagement crisis. Could the two be linked? Tune in for the next installment of IT Life Radio, Wednesday May 20th at 3PM ET to find out.