How Microsoft fools itself

by Volker Weber

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These are the Microsoft Store recommendations for me. The irony is that I don't play computer games. Ever. I learned many years ago that they are a total waste of time. Next time you ask me why I have so much time, here is one of your reasons.

How does Microsoft deem these apps worth my time? Because I have Minesweeper and Solitaire installed. Why do I have them installed? Because Microsoft adds this crapware to my installation every time they update Windows. And somebody who does analytics for the Microsoft Store can't figure this out.

I like to think of Microsoft as a company with smart people. But when they pollute my Windows installation with stuff I clearly do not want and adding insult to injury finally base their recommendations on their own wrongdoing, I have serious doubts.

Comments

And I bet the remaining two were tagged as similar to Solitaire but aren't popular.

Kai Nehm, 2016-07-10

Most likely. I also tried to find an iA Writer equivalent for Windows. Now I get all the other crappy editors as recommendations. This place is a dump.

Volker Weber, 2016-07-10

"I don't play computer games. Ever. I learned many years ago that they are a total waste of time. Next time you ask me why I have so much time, here is one of your reasons."

That kinda reminds me of that old joke of the man who tells his doctor he doesn't want to drink, eat bacon or party because he wants to live until he's 100 years old, to which the doctor replies: why do you want to live until you're 100 if you can't drink, eat bacon or partying?! ;)

Pedro Quaresma, 2016-07-11

@Pedro: because books.

Jim Boling, 2016-07-14

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