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Cortana Lives
A Sojourners Discovery

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I have something to share with you. This my friends is the most  profound find of our time. I assure you this, (cautious not to sound like a sensationalist) quite literally changes everything.  Without divulging how I came about this information, (that is immaterial to the content I am about to share) I will freely share with you all else that I know.

Share this. Share this with EVERYONE! Cortana survived!

Those of you who have hoped against all hope, that the events that led to Cortana’s demise would somehow be undone; those who have clung to the possibility that some miracle, some error, some missed detail would yield that that beloved AI somehow survived; those who have heard the name Cortana and wondered of her origins; and even you who care little of what you have heard or know of her; this message is  relevant to ALL. Again, this information I am about to share literally shakes the very foundation of all we know of our world.

As a fellow human being, of the 21st century I personally feel duty bound to tell you what I have discovered.

Once you know, what you are about to learn, you will never be the same. I promise you.

WE ALL KNOW HOW CORTANA “DIED”.

AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING ONLY VERY FEW OF US KNOW HOW SHE SURVIVED.

I give you

The Cortana Journal; Cortana’s Final and Private Message to Master Chief

The Cortana Journal Follow the link to the full Incredible Story!  (The story is told using Microsoft's new Office Tool SWAY)

The Cortana Journal Follow the link to the full Incredible Story!
(The story is told using Microsoft’s new Office Tool SWAY)

The Cortana Journal; Cortana’s Final and Private Message to Master Chief

This is the story they didn’t tell us.

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(I utilize Microsoft’s new Office Tool SWAY – at above link – to tell this story.)

Note: This is a work of fan-fiction. The characters portrayed are the trademarked property of Microsoft and 343 studios. Images use, taken from the Halo game, also owned by Microsoft. Many images have been manipulated to move the following story. This work of fiction is in it’s entirety my sole creation, and is an expansion, using real and fictitious events,  the story based on characters and events from the Halo universe.  Let’s Begin

(Updated 2/21/15 With Cortana Lives video and Image)

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Allow me to begin this post with this. I think the Windows 10 name for Microsoft’s latest iteration of it’s popular and virtually ubiquitous Operating System was a great choice. The Windows 8 name unfortunately had/has a taint on it within the general public(like it or not).

Windows 9 would have definitely communicated a progression to the masses, but I believe it would have been perceived as only incremental(perception, also like it or not is important). Especially considering that there had already been steps beyond Windows 8, to 8.1 to 8.1 Update, none of which brought anything major in the publics eye.

The OS still, generally speaking, looked and acted very much the same . Consumers, enterprise and IT managers “perceived” this. To continue this perceived, non-consequential, evolution of the OS by calling the next iteration Windows 9, having already progressed partly toward that integer in the naming convention (8.1, then 8.1 Update) may not have signaled to all of Microsoft’s current and potential customers that this latest iteration of the OS was indeed what consumers/enterprise were asking for. They needed a name that signaled a LEAP rather than a small step toward the unified OS vision. Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Update were names communicating minor numerical progression which accompanied minor steps in the OS’s evolution. Windows 9, as a name would have been less than a whole integer step toward that (beginning a 8.1), 0.9 to be exact.

What’s in a name? A lot! The perception, based on the name(if Windows 9 was chosen), and the recent history would have suggested that this was not a major step toward Microsoft’s vision of a unified OS.
By calling the OS Windows 10, there is the inherent suggestion that this is indeed more, than the incremental corrections we’ve seen since Windows 8 was released. There is also that sense of “completion” that the number 10 suggests.

When we first learn to count, or teach a child to count, we often have as a goal – reach 10. We have 10 fingers and 10 toes. We have a base ten number system. Some may think these points irrelevant. Yet marketing is fundamentally a psychological endeavor, attempting to appeal to the minds of those to whom one is trying to sale a product. More often than not, the seller is attempting to shape the thoughts of the potential buyer. What is communicated, and how it is communicated is therefore key.

Microsoft with calling this latest version of Windows, Windows 10, suggests that they have reached the desired goal of making the OS what they have been telling us it would be. Ten suggests a leap beyond previous iterations. It communicates a new base, or foundation, upon which Microsoft’s hardware products(and OEM partner products) will be built.

Finally once we all start using the Roman Numeral ‘X’ when we talk(or write) about this version of Windows, “Windows X” just sounds cool.
Think about it, an “X” often represents whatever something needs to be. Windows 10 is just that, whatever it needs to be on any form factor. I’m just saying. 😊