Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jan 2011 18:00 UTC
Mac OS X Remember the good old days? The good old days when people cried loads of foul over the inconsistency in the Windows user interface? You know, applications deviating from the norm - with even Microsoft seemingly doing whatever pleased them? This was considered a huge problem, especially by those from the Macintosh and Apple camp. Oh, how the times have changed.
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The 2+ decade long GUI recommendations documents that evolved slowly on real CHI studies that Apple (granted at times slowly) used to form its GUI guideline documents was at times conservative and served many well. Stanards, things that matter to folks, with meaning and didn't stall or evolve too fast were expected. Apple years ago with the consumerism model of iPlop/Pod/Crap changed this and forgot where it came from, got greedy, became complacent and didn't really care a crap about the user experience any more. That is where Apple is today, and where Micro$haft was and maybe is (by playing catchup) today as well.

These and other conditions in the markets (linux sucks plain and simple, I don't care how hard you try to make a very old and ugly core/OS usable) demand that I don't recommend computer tech devices (phone, tablets, PCs, otherwise) to anyone. These devices don't liberate, they enslave folks via the GUI and feature-dumb-downness.

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