I wonder how much longer my beta will operate. Hopefully it won't self destruct like my Office 2007 beta did.
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Man, had to think a bit to come up with that number (2007). The electronics industry as a whole needs to come up with some sort of generational labeling standard for software release, video game consoles, etc. I do like the "year" naming method VS 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, etc. Not only does the year naming convention increase in size with newer product versions, but it gives consumers some details about when it was released, and how old it is now (assuming the consumer knows what year it is). Maybe it could go in cycles, like presidential elections. So we would have
- Visual Studio 2004
- Xbox 2004
- Nintendo 2004
- Disc 2004 (instead of DVD)
and then the next generation would be
- Visual Studio 2008
- Xbox 2008
- Nintendo 2008
- Disc 2008 (instead of Blu-ray / HD-dvd)
Hmm... those names suck from a marketing standpoint. Then again, that never stopped Microsoft.