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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RE[6]: Oh the dangers of History.
by Morgan on Thu 21st Feb 2013 11:30 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Oh the dangers of History."
Morgan
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This is intentional. Apple designs simultaneously for the Luddites and the tech savvy, because those two extremes are their target audience. My boss at the sheriff's office is a technological neophyte (despite, ironically enough, being in charge of a data processing department) yet within a day of owning an iPad mini she had the majority of its functionality down.

When I briefly had an iPad (now owned by my fiancée) I was using it to ssh into my home server, create real music with GarageBand, and write parts of my novel with a $5 app that rivaled the excellent Scrivener for Mac.

My point being, it was just as easy for my clueless boss to pick up and use as it was for me, a ravenous consumer of all things tech. That's the beauty of Apple's design philosophy and also the source of a lot of the ridicule they suffer: Nearly anyone can pick up an Apple product and figure it out within minutes.

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