I agree and disagree. An OS designed for a washing machine may not be the best OS to run on a desktop computer.
The problem with windows 8 that I have is that its designed for both desktops and portable devices. However at some point you get stuck with having do things via the Metro interface.
Wouldn't the future be better if the OS was tailored for the device it was being installed on. What if windows 8 have you the option. You could install the metro version on phones/tablets and touchscreen devices. You could install the desktop version on laptops/desktops.
Just because you design different interfaces to run on difference devices doesn't mean you can't have the same meat and potatoes underneath.
I think this article is bunk. The suggestion that an OS interface that works on a laundry machine is good enough for a PC?
Solution: Same processes/software underneath. Different interfaces for different devices.