Linked by Kostis Kapelonis on Mon 29th Nov 2004 18:55 UTC
Editorial The IT sector today is a complete mess. The end-users rarely understand this, but most insiders reach a point when they realize that things should be different. The problems are numerous but they all reduce to a basic principle. IT and consumer electronics companies are interested more about money than helping people solve their problems. Of course companies need to make a profit and nobody denies that. They should however make money by helping people and not by creating more problems for them.
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Re: Holger Baumhaus (IP: ---.dip.t-dialin.net)
by drsmithy on Tue 30th Nov 2004 11:42 UTC

Pretty much the same is true for cell phones. The main purpose of cell phones is (tada): to call someone.

This is actually a *great* example, because as time passes, mobile phones are picking up more and more features and we can watch what happens as it happens.

Consequently, they are becoming less reliable and their UIs are becoming increasingly more complex, with steeper and longer learning curves (IMHO the pinnacle of mobile phone UI was reach by Nokia on phones like the 5110 and 3210 - a keypad, two arrows, an "enter" and a "cancel").