Windows 7: Simple but not easy

Just came across this fantastic piece by Windows guru Paul Thurrott on the differences between a 'simple' user interface and an 'easy' user interface.

The iPhone, he says, is simple because it has not buttons: but it's not easy, because it lacks a 'back' button.

He goes on to say that the new simplified follow up to Vista, Windows 7, is busy hiding away complexity and functionality behind an Apple-style layer of simplicity. And that makes it harder to use, not easier.

You can read the whole piece over on winsupersite.