__/ [Tim Smith] on Monday 31 October 2005 14:55 \__
> In article <dk4kji$fan$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> I never thought of the variety themes as a primary selling point or point
>> of appeal. When I get to think about it, kids like colourful interactivity
>> more than adults. They also appreciate the ability to distinguish their
>> workspace from that of their peers. Look at a youngster's mobile phone,
>> for example. It's that teenage individuality phase. Arrogant decisions
>> over UI themes, as
> Adults also like to distinguish their space from that of others. It is
> that they are often not given as much freedom to do so. That is one of the
> big reasons screen savers were (and still are) so popular, even though
> almost all modern CRTs are not susceptible to burn-in, and LCDs never were.
> The screen saver was an acceptable way to make your computer in your
> cubicle a little different from all the other cubicle computers.
That's true and I think I once read an article about it. It would still be
awkward to think of screensavers and themes as selling points of an O/S. I
guess it is sometimes the small things that matter the most... to kids... as
well as grown-up kids.