Walt Mossberg’s 22-year mission to make computers easier to use


CitizenX:

Thanks walt for confirming what I realized in 1983. I’ve been this for 30 years. I realized then that and this is a quote, “the best computer is the one you don’t see” and “communications is the key”.

Originally posted on Quartz:

Mossberg first column“Personal computers are just too hard to use, and it isn’t your fault,” is how Walt Mossberg began his first column for the Wall Street Journal on October 17, 1991. More than two decades later, computing is certainly easier, some of it coming so naturally that the devices seem more like appendages than machines. And that’s true even for the average consumer, the type of person who might eagerly anticipate reading Mossberg each week in the Journal.

Each week, that is, until the end of this year, when his newspaper column ends. The Journal announced yesterday that it is parting ways with Mossberg along with All Things Digital, the tech news site he founded with Kara Swisher.

In an interview, Mossberg said he will continue writing reviews as part of a site he plans to set up with Swisher. (It’ll need a new name: The AllThingsD brand remains with…

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