Re: hate for powershell?
I respectfully have to disagree with most of your sentiments there Mr. Pott.
It may be a result of my line of work involving a primarily Mircrosoft server fleet, AD and exchange, but I use Powershell every day, for a huge variety of tasks (not just fettling with servers). I have written scripts for various other parts of the IT dept, all in Powershell, and even other parts of the business.
Its value to AD and exchange is incalculable in my eyes when working with large forests and exchange environments (we employ over 10,000 people, across the world, 3 domains in a forest trust and an exchange cluster in each main region). The GUI is just laughably useless for managing this.
The only thing that I cant do with it is administer our small fleet of Linux machines. SSH for that.
But, go ahead. Stick with your old alarm clocks, saucepans (which I can only assume don't get used since the non-stick surface would have gone long before now) and old man attitude. If you want to use a keyboard that's older than the surface of the sun, thats fine. Just don't act like I should be doing the same, when there are much better NEWER things around.
Consumerism drives capitalism, which ultimately drives society forward (whether you like it or not doesnt matter). If we all clung to our beloved old shit all the time, the damn society would collapse. I think your designing for obsolescence has a ring of truth to it, but ultimately reeks of conspiracy nut theory when applied to technology as a whole.