ZEN & TECH 54: Change aversion

Windows 8 made us want our Start button back. iOS 7 caused icon strife. BlackBerry 10 was a huge departure. Going from TouchWiz to Sense can be stressful. And that's just technology! Imagine changing jobs, partners, and places in life! Georgia and Rene discuss the challenges of change!



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ZEN & TECH 54: Change aversion


Georgia & Rene, with much respect, I think you might be barking up the wrong tree on this one. Change aversion with tech doesn't have to be anything from psychology; it's much simpler. My tech is my tool. Imagine if you were a master mechanic working on Ferraris or Nascar. And the dealer from Snap-On Tools comes by your garage and says he has a great new product. Great! Except, you find out that by buying his new product, everything you have known and gained muscle memory for over the last decade is gone. Your toolbench has been entirely rearranged. "It's our new alphabetical interface! When you need a screwdriver, don't reach to you right as you always have - that's old. Just look under S. Or maybe P for Phillips, or possibly F for flathead, or is that just Regular? Either way you'll catch on. And if you still have trouble our Workbench Help Assistant can find what you need!"

Considering how much of my career has been spent on computers and smartphones, I don't take "improvements" lightly if they require me to un-learn all my previous years of experience.

Maybe that's just me. Anyway, I love the show, and am glad you're back.