Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jan 2011 18:00 UTC
Mac OS X Remember the good old days? The good old days when people cried loads of foul over the inconsistency in the Windows user interface? You know, applications deviating from the norm - with even Microsoft seemingly doing whatever pleased them? This was considered a huge problem, especially by those from the Macintosh and Apple camp. Oh, how the times have changed.
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After years of trying...
by TheGZeus on Fri 7th Jan 2011 18:46 UTC
TheGZeus
Member since:
2010-05-19

I finally found the perfect description of Apple's design sense:
Star Trek: TNG meets Fisher Price.

No, thank you.

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RE: After years of trying...
by Kasi on Fri 7th Jan 2011 18:51 in reply to "After years of trying..."
Kasi Member since:
2008-07-12

Fisher Price has the UI market cornered when it comes to the "6yrs and under" category.

Apple has a lot to learn from them including, design cues for preventing users from chewing on their laptops, or swallowing mag-safe connectors; not to mention more exotic tricks like drool resistant touch interfaces...

Edited 2011-01-07 18:54 UTC

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RE: After years of trying...
by clasqm on Fri 7th Jan 2011 21:23 in reply to "After years of trying..."
clasqm Member since:
2010-09-23

Fisher Price is the ONLY brand of toy that a determined 2-year old can't break within five minutes. Believe me, a lot of thought goes into those things.

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

I got my first cassette player at the age of 2. It's a Philips. Still works. I beg to differ.

Also my dad was a carpenter so he brought lots of wood bricks to the day care for people to build whatever off, and I assume bricks of wood is rather hard to break to.

Also I got enough information to look at and avoid toys labeled made in Taiwan and such ;)

Not all small metal cars and such hold well, especially if you step on them, but I assume lots of plastic things work. And I had things like metal tractor and such which although the wheel axle was a little dented or they got sand in their wheels and such they still worked to play with in the sand box. So I don't see the problem.

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