Why Windows 7 Reminds Me of The Star Trek Movies
The joke has always been that Microsoft have been The Borg, but I’m wondering if they’re more like the Star Trek Movies. Specifically, the curse of the Star Trek movies where the odd numbered films are rubbish.
No, bear with me. Here’s the Trek movies and the generally accepted view of them
- The Motion Picture: the first, so we didn’t know what to expect. A bit slow and bloated.
- The Wrath of Khan: KKKkkkkhhhhhaaaaaaaaannnnnnn!!!! Probably the best film ever.
- The Search For Spock: Acceptable sequel which misfired, but worked.
- The Voyage Home: The funny one, but a great buddy movie and back to basics principle.
- The Final Frontier: The one Shatner directed. Fail!
- The Undiscovered Country: A return to form and the best film in ages. People continue to look back on fondly.
- Generations: Started well, then everyone realised it was rubbish.
And now the consumer versions of Windows that most people will recognise.
- Windows 3.0: The first one to work, a bit slow and rubbish.
- Windows 3.1: This one worked well, took over the world, and saved the franchise.
- Windows 95: Acceptable sequel which misfired but worked.
- Windows 98: A great OS with a lot of back to basic principles.
- Windows Me: Next!!!!
- Windows XP: A return to form and the best OS in ages. People continue to look back on this fondly.
- Vista: Started well, then everyone realised it was rubbish.
So, anyone want to lay a bet on Windows 7 being a formulaic affair but still pretty impressive… on the strength of Star Trek: First Contact?