Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:14 UTC
Editorial I think I'd like to start an internet movement. Due to Apple's recent actions regarding the Google Voice app, I intend to criticize Apple every day at OSNews for 1984 days, or until they perform a very subtle and simple act of contrition. I'd like to enlist the help of every tech journalist, blogger, twitterer, Facebook denizen, and person who ever talks to another person. I'm that girl in the running shorts with the hammer, people! I'm throwing the hammer at the big creepy guy on the screen! We don't have to be slaves anymore! Read on for the full manifesto.
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I'm confused. How is being 'over-featured' a bad thing? Is 'under-featured' better?

Over-featured is when, for example, in an spreadsheet application, there are so many options controlling what the fonts look like in the graphs, what color they are, what face they are, what rotation they are, what kind of hinting they use, whether the background should be solid, pattern, gradient, or image, how thick the lines between cells should be, what color they should be, whether they should be dashed, double dashed, solid, or transucent, and if tranlucent, then what should the level of translucency be, whether the borders should be sharp, bevelled, hybrid, inset, raised, or rounded, and what percentage of strontification should be used on the splinelets... that you can spend hours and hours trying to figure out how to tell it what *data* to present and come away frustrated and unsuccessful.

Now, I don't have an iPhone, and would never buy one. But for a phone, over-featured might involve it having so many extra-phonal features that its hard to figure out how to, say, call 911.

Edited 2009-07-31 19:47 UTC

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