@fortiori: don't even try to twist my words "sad view of average citizen", you'll end up on the losing side of the battle.
So the user has zero responsibility to investigate what they're voluntarily installing on their computer? We're all just helpless sheep consumers with red tags on our ears being lead around by unscrupulous evil corporations, is that it? No agency of our own, just poor, helpless, puppies, greedily and helplessly reaching out for anything our masters dump on our plate?
I never said anything about being helpless sheep consumer, what i said was that not everyone is as proficient with computers as another person. M$ is in the wrong here with all those tracking settings enabled by default, recording and transmitting our every move we make. My mom for example is 58, chugging along nicely on her laptop with win7 but when things like that win10 download popup started, or there's in her mind complicated things she needs done. Who does she call on? Me, to ME those tasks she wants are trivial but to her they're mammoth tasks. Is she to blame? No, she's just not as proficient with a PC as I am. THAT is what i'm saying, nothing else.
The same applies to those tracking settings. For me those are childs play to dig through and switch off, for her they would be a mammoth task not knowing what they all mean or what kind of an impact they have. Is that her fault? No, it's M$'s for enabling all those invasive settings by default in the first place. They should be OFF by default, and perhaps during setup could have asked us to "personalize" cortana etc for "the best experience (atleast in the eyes of M$)". That way the user would CHOOSE for the tracking behavior, not the other way around.
I wonder where you think those low expectations will lead us? Keep making egregious excuses like that for the willfully ignorant consumer
and we'll soon find out.
I don't have low expectations, on the contrary, i have high expectations. Just not every pc user is a tech savvy one or grew up with using one. I'm not making any excuses, you on the other hand are twisting my words and i'm not having any of it.