Just Reboot It

The mentality I see more and more of from product designers is that they don’t need to design bullet-proof products as long as they can be rebooted. Is it the complexity of today’s devices that make it necessary for cell phones and cable set-top boxes to need restarting? Or is it the designer that needs to meet impossible deadlines and cuts corners to get the product onto the market quickly?

The good news about Microsoft getting into more areas of the consumer electronics market is they can be a standardizing force and cause prices to drop. The bad news ? You guessed it. Frequent reboots will be part of our every day lives as more gadgets and gizmos surround us daily.

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