Are we too dependent on our software?

This week I had a horrible experience: my favorite browser of all times, Opera, was updated (to version 15). That in itself is not a bad thing. But this particular update destroyed my workflow of using an internet browser and an email-client – in one single piece of software. For me, this combination was the ultimate key feature – besides the first gesture controls (with the mouse) and other innovative functions Opera brought us over the last decade (and which other browsers have copied). I was so frustrated about this change that I wrote this post while I was walking to work…


Is it really just me?

So, Opera publishes an update and puts the email-client into a separate piece of software – without asking me. I know, many (even most) people work like that every day. At work I have to use a separate e-mail client, too. And obviously somebody thought this would a good enhancement for Opera. Not me! I literally work in the internet, and the browser-email combo was perfect for me for the last 8 years. I don’t want to miss it! And I can’t be the only one. Can I? Read more