Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 17:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Mike Elgan at Cult of Mac: "It must surely be a sign of the impending apocalypse that Microsoft's operating systems have 'more taste' than Apple's. I'm referring, of course, to Apple's inexplicable use of skeuomorphic design in iOS and OS X apps, and contrasting that with Microsoft's stark avoidance of such cheesy gimmickry in the Windows 8 and Windows Phone user interfaces. A skeuomorphic design in software is one that 'decorates' the interface with fake reality - say, analog knobs or torn paper. The problem is worse than it sounds." Won't come as a surprise to anyone that I wholeheartedly agree with this one. iOS and Mac OS X are ruined by an incredibly high Microsoft BOB factor. I have no idea how - or if - Apple will address this, or if the current downward spiral is going to continue.
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RE[4]: Hm
by henderson101 on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 10:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Hm"
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GarageBand specifically called out the useless "wooden" left and right borders.

Why does Guitar Rig need to implement a rack for my emulated Amps? Why does EZ Drummer need to show me an on screen kit that is impossible to play without a multitouch screen? (and they didn't exist for the general public the first time I ever used EZ Drummer.)

I'll admit I skimmed your original post, apologies. But if one starts down the road of realism, where does one stop?

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