You underscored the necessity of Windows 8 to the crisply designed live tile. That is what the Windows PC, even macs for that matter, have basically come to; a mix of internet based usage with some local file based usage but the internet based stuff takes dominance. This is actually something I've found doing deployments of Windows 8 and explaining to people why things changed the way they did and the first question I always ask is, "What is the first thing you do when you turn on your PC, or your first program?" Literally, about 9 times out of 10 is starting an internet browser with 1 out 10 times being something that isn't a browser. From there it's either email or facetubes or something just internet based. That's nice and all, but having a singular window open with eight or more tabs open isn't the most effective way of doing things. An operating system built upon the concept of programs first and files first doesn't do internet first that well, hence why Windows 8 happened the way it did. It took your different browser tabs (or at least attempted) and plopped them into a little window on your Start Screen that is alive and feeds you updated bits information at a glance. It's an operating system that's now built on internet first principles. Windows 10 is making it now internet first, programs first, files first.
That's really what needs to be instilled.