Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Mar 2014 20:42 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

Out of the millions of things Samsung throws at a wall each year to see what sticks, they seem to have picked the fake leather on devices. The most recent victim? A Windows 8 laptop - the ATIV Book 9 'Style'. This thing joins the phones, tablets, and ChromeBooks Samsung has already tacked the fake leather onto.

Genuine question: is there anyone in the audience here who likes this look? If so, why?

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RE[5]: Wrong priorities
by kristoph on Sun 9th Mar 2014 15:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wrong priorities"
kristoph
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It's always an error to be a focus group of one.

It's clear - given the brands that are iconic in the world - that aesthetic is an important component of human decision making. That's the OP's argument: not that this is how it should be, but how it is.

It's also important to note that a positive aesthetic is not mutual exclusive with function. Apple gear is considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing but it also has the highest satisfaction rating of any consumer electronics company.

Coincidentally, I wear the same brand of jeans, the same brand of black t-shirt and the same brand of shoes about 60% of my time. At the same time, I happen to like nice things, I have nice gadgets, I have a nice car, nice houses, and so on and so forth. The two are not mutually exclusive.

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