Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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innovation vs.functionality
by SonicMetalMan on Sun 20th Jan 2013 15:17 UTC
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2009-05-25

Innovation is a double-edged sword, breaking new ground without alienating users has proved to impossible for both Apple and Microsoft. Doesn't anybody remember the debacle created when Apple ditched their old OS for the BSD-derived OS X? It didn't help that it released as an incomplete product that was barely functional from the GUI. Only now would I consider it be a finished product after years of evolution.

Microsoft will suffer the same fate with Windows 8. Many users will despise it and give up, the rest will just figure out how to use it while it continues to evolve. I put myself in the latter category.

I'm a Linux user at heart but I acknowledge that I live in a Windows world. Change is good; it keeps us young in mind and heart.

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

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