John Dvorak is not impressed with Vista’s advertising or prospects as a buzz-worthy application, saying the promotional web info …
looks like an advertisement for an expensive prescription drug for constipation
and suggesting the market impact will not be very big.
I actually think he’s wrong, and Vista will usher in some significant changes, especially as users integrate sidebar and desktop “gadgets” and we see the desktop and websites look more like myspace pages, littered with dozens of mini applications. If Vista realizes the promise of facilitating RSS and gadget centric information architecture I think it could be a significant part of the significant changes sweeping the online environment.