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Debate: "We Fear Change"


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"We Fear Change" Garth Algar Wayne's World

So does society automatically want to dislike new things that replace old things, or do these things just really suck. I'll give some examples.

Windows Vista: I'm not an advocate for Microsoft, but I think there was way too much hype over how windows vista was so bloody potato and all. (this is not a debate on whether or not Vista is bad.)

Apple Iphone: "OMG, i'd like rather talk into a slab of meat than into an Iphone", also a lot of hype about how bad it is on Teach blogs around the world. (this is not a debate on whether or not the Iphone is bad.)

New Facebook "Send this to 12 million people and we get the old facebook back."

Climate Change: Society just doesn't want to turn their lights/taps off.

Google Chrome: "Even though its faster than my Firefox, i just cant live without my coloured tabs and NASA theme"

ect,ect

So, do we fear change or do we genuinely dont like them?

PS.I'm sorry for posting this just after Prides debate thread. P.S.S, this is not a debate about product quality.

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As I said in the political debate thread, I'm all for change- but change for the sake of change isn't always a good thing. If you're eating a peanut butter sandwich, and someone replaces it with a moldy piece of worm-ridden bread, it's a change, but it's hardly desirable. So I prefer to know something is better before I use it.

 

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Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
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I don't think many people actually fear change. Change is always going to happen as people will always try to improve in everything from technology to food to whatever. Its human nature. I think that what really happens is that people don't accept change well and don't like adapting to it when it comes because people are generally lazy in todays world. I'll use the ribbon interface as an example. Many people didn't like Microsofts new ribbon UI, as they were used to the old XP UI. Microsoft change it UI to improve looks and efficiency - which it successfully does, after users have adapted to the UI. So, basically people don't fear change, they just don't like adapting to it even when change is brought for the greater good.

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