Chomn began working in the studio almost immediately, a prelude to what would become one of his biggest obsessions until his death: the color film. His skill and dedication led him to devise, shortly after, a revolutionary hand-colored system known as "pochoir", which later, with slight changes, was patented by Charles Path under the name Pathcolor.
Chomn worked tirelessly on new technical discoveries and special effects that he later applied to his fantasy films. His collaborations on myths of silent film as the director of photography in Pastrone's Cabiria (1914) or Gance's Napoleon (1927) earned him the nickname of "the Spanish Mlis'.
Unlike the historical transition from MS-DOS to the Windows GUI, although the old platform (the Windows desktop) will likely remain open, the new platform (the Windows 8 UI) will be closed. This will put Microsoft in a wholly new monopoly position: that of sole software distributor for the majority of the world's desktops. Now, this is apparently a point of some contention.
Perhaps because Microsoft has not made a bigger deal about it in their press releases, not everyone believes that distributing software for the modern UI will require developers to get Microsoft's permission.