As we wrote last year at LawPundit in Microsoft Word in Business at Shauna Kelly : A Very Useful Website for Assistance with Microsoft Word at Various Levels of User Competence:
"The graphic user interface for Microsoft Word starting with Word 2007 is a disaster of programming by people who apparently never write anything themselves.Now we read with astonishment at CNET News that
We can't find anything via the totally non-intuitive interface which seems to be designed by fashion models who are thinking "pretty", and forgetting that a word processor is a "tool", where the most important design features should be speed and ease of use -- the fewer clicks the better -- the fewer menus the better -- the simpler the better. In our opinion, the graphic interface of Word 2007 is the worst ever."
Windows 8 screenshots reveal a ribbon interface.
In our opinion, this is a sign that Microsoft has been taken over by theoretical fashionistas who have lost sight of the fact that serious users use Microsoft programs to perform WORK and that they place a premium on time and money.
I have already been playing with using Open Office as my default text program to get away from the hated ribbon interface on Microsoft Word. That the Microsoft Word 2007 et seq. "bungle" is to be extended to Windows is incredible.
The companies of the future appear to be the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter and those newbies that are sure to come, including the programs of open source, including Linux. Microsoft appears to be on its way out to this observer.
Over the last 5 years, Microsoft has been producing largely junk as software and the practical design of their software has been getting worse and worse. Apparently, people with no vision are at the controls.