Note: Checkout this video at 3min 45sec to hear Larson-Green deliver this bombshell.
Ars Technica's Peter Bright has an excellent piece on this.
Windows developers have invested a lot of time, effort, and money into the platform. Over the years, they've learned Win32, COM, MFC, ATL, Visual Basic 6, .NET, WinForms, Silverlight, WPF. All of these technologies were, at one time or another, instrumental in creating desktop applications on Windows.
I encourage all developers out there to read Bright's article because if nothing else is should make everyone aware of just how transient 'skills' (even well-established ones) can be and how a paradigm shift (such as away from the mouse and towards the finger) can affect the entire ecosystem.
As someone who has spent a lot of time over the years at the codeface, I wouldn't be panicing right now? Why? Well, for a few reasons:
So, I don't think that there's anything to panic about. It's early days.