John Gruber links to a video on Daring Fireball showing Chris Pirillo‘s father trying to use Windows 8 for the first time. While Microsoft has done a lot to redesign Windows 8 in the attempt to make it easier to use, they run a serious risk of confusing and alienating users of current versions of Windows.
As Gruber states, “…it’s an eye-opener regarding the risk Microsoft is taking by making essential UI navigation elements hidden until you hover the mouse in the right spots.”
Of course the best part of the video is near the end, when Pirillo’s father wonders whether Microsoft may be trying to get him to switch to the Mac! Classic!