Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In light of the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung, the one-liners and jokes flew back and forth. One in particular, by Dan Frakes, has been copied and pasted all over the web, and it goes like this: "When the iPhone debuted, it was widely criticized for having no buttons/keys. Now people think the iPhone's design is 'obvious'." This is a very common trend in this entire debate that saddens me to no end: the iPhone is being compared to simple feature phones, while in fact, it should be compared to its true predecessor: the PDA. PDAs have always done with few buttons.
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RE[2]: How easy it is to forget...
by bowkota on Sun 26th Aug 2012 13:02 UTC in reply to "RE: How easy it is to forget..."
bowkota
Member since:
2011-10-12

I detest interfacing with machines without getting tactile feedback.


One of your comments from your link.

If I'm not mistaken you made similar comments on the lack of a physical keyboard in the months after its release. I could be wrong though, there were so many people with the same issue.
And when they finally realised that physical keyboards were a nuisance they came up with the lack of SDK and then the lack of copy paste etc etc.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I still detest not having feedback. However, that is not at all what you claimed I said.

I see you have nothing to back up your claims. Good to know.

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some1 Member since:
2010-10-05

You can have tactile feedback without buttons with vibration. All modern Android devices do this, and the idea predates iPhone too.

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