Bill Gates upset with Windows Usability

This is just too juicy to not share with everyone. Here’s a 2003 email from Bill Gates in which he vents his frustration with the Windows interface…in quite excruciating detail. Epic Bill Gates email rant Throughout the email Gates continually voices his frustration in trying to perform what he thinks should be straightforward tasks. My […]

This is just too juicy to not share with everyone.

Here’s a 2003 email from Bill Gates in which he vents his frustration with the Windows interface…in quite excruciating detail.

Epic Bill Gates email rant

Throughout the email Gates continually voices his frustration in trying to perform what he thinks should be straightforward tasks.

My favorite bit:

“This time I get dialogs saying things like “Open” or “Save”. No guidance in the instructions which to do. I have no clue which to do.”

Lesson: No matter how expert you are…you still appreciate clear instructions. Nobody, not even Bill Gates, likes feeling they have no clue.

Published: June 26th, 2008

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