Adam Desrosiers had enough of hearing how difficult it is to learn to use Windows 8, and decided to upload this video showing how his 3 year old, in less than a month of occasional use, learned how to use Windows 8, and not on a touch screen tablet but on the desktop.
I read these tech pundits and journalists discussing how hard it’s gonna be for the general public to learn the new UI of Windows 8. Nonsense. This video (sorry for the poor video quality – I have no proper video equipment whatsoever) is my response to such pessimism.
For the record, I do whatever I can to keep my boy *off* the computer. We watch some sesame st videos at night and play a game or two during the day. And over the past month that we’ve had Windows 8 on this computer this is how well he uses it. I could easily teach him some of the even more in depth operations of the system if I didn’t think it more important that he interact with the real world.
The long and short of it is: If my 3 years old son can learn Windows 8 through very moderate usage, anybody with half a brain can do so too.
So next time some-one tells you how difficult Windows 8 is on the desktop, tell them to ask the nearest 3 year old for some help.