Windows 8 and Metro show true multiplatform OS promise

Even an iPad screen can often look cluttered next to Metro. I spent a couple of days in deep-soak mode with Windows 8 on a developer tablet, to learn as much as I could. Then it was time to pick up my iPad and return to my usual daily work. My eyes were drawn to all of the user elements and controls that stuck to the screen long before and long after I used them. I found myself wondering why they don’t just take they bows and then move offstage, like they do in Metro. For the first time in two years, my iPad seemed … well, not clumsy, not even nearly. But yes, definitely a little bit old-fashioned.

(via Daring Fireball)