Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:12 UTC
Apple It's one of those days again: Apple held a product announcement today, announcing several new products. The most important of which was rumoured about for a long time now: a smaller iPad. It's called the iPad mini, and has the potential to become the best-selling iPad - and thus, the best selling tablet.
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plastic is not crap
by unclefester on Wed 24th Oct 2012 04:38 UTC
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High impact polymers ie "plastic" is not cheap crap. It is actually the optimum case material for phones and tablets. Aluminium and glass are the real "crap" materials - glass is heavy and structurally weak and aluminium scrathes and dents easily.

The problem is that industrial designers such James Dyson and Jonathon Ives can't draw or sculpt well enough to be real artists. They also aren't intelligent enough to be real engineers. So they produce highly compromised designs that perform badly and lack durability. [eg Dyson vacuum cleaners consistently perform worse than much cheaper conventional models.]

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