The fist computer I used was the PDP-11, and I used to write Fortran programs for it in University, so I think I know a little bit about computers and technology myself.
Unfortunately, as is not infrequent with self-anointed 'experts', you seem to overlook one very important fact of life: that people have good reasons to do the things they do and to do do it the way they do.
People don't demand to be able to run their old hardware; they simply demand to be able to keep using their old software and be able to use their time effectively, and especially dislike being patronized by condescending 'experts' who, like religious zealots, think they know it all and that everyone should convert to their new religion (and keep changing it altogether every few years).
Why is it so difficult for you to understand?
I have a hint for you and Microsofties: concentrate on making an OS that works smoothly with the new hardware, and make sure it interfaces well with software. How to interface with the OS and choosing programs for a task should be left to users.
Anyway, like I said before: No need to get worked up; We'll all be laughing at Bob 2.0 in a few years...
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