Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 09:04 UTC
Apple John Gruber illustrates the dangers of not having a clue about history: "The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is Apple's innovation. It's the simplest, most obvious 'system' ever designed." Thanks for playing.
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Oh the dangers of History.
by bowkota on Wed 20th Feb 2013 09:31 UTC
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This is a picture of the Newton OS (which predates the Palm OS):
http://www.guidebookgallery.org/pics/gui/extra/newton/controlpanel....

I'm pretty sure can find something that predates that and maybe something else that predates that etc.

I believe once again you're missing the point and the point is Apple's philosophy to make iOS simple and usable; the limit of what should be there and what shouldn't.
Piling on endless features that just adding complexity and going to extremes (larger and larger displays) is the easiest thing you can do.

Regardless, you've credited Palm countless time with the "invention"(?) of the mobile platform. Let's assume you're correct. Don't you find it sad then, that Palm who were the first ones to come up with this great idea, never really produced a great product with it?
Palm devices were a joke.
When the iPhone came out Colligan (Palm CEO) said "PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They're not going to just walk in". Well, they did.
And the WebOS, we know what happened there.

Edited 2013-02-20 09:34 UTC

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