Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 01:11 UTC, submitted by Panajev
Apple "Earlier this week Apple fired Scott Forstall, the architect of its iOS platform, and handed his duties over to the company's chief industrial designer, Jonathan Ive. Ive and Forstall had an infamously chilly working relationship, and one of their biggest disagreements was over the role of so-called 'skeuomorphic' design in Apple's products. Forstall, like his mentor Steve Jobs, favored it; Ive disliked it. To many observers, Forstall's forced exit looks like a vindication of Ive's stance. But if he wants to continue Apple's enviable trend of innovation, he'd be a fool to throw the baby of skeuomorphism out with Forstall's bathwater." Hoped for a thorough article on the benefits of skeuomorphism - got the age-old and intrinsically invalid excuse 'because it sells'. Windows isn't he best desktop operating system because it sells so well. Lady Gaga isn't the best artist because she sells a lot of records. This argument is never valid, has zero value, and adds nothing to what should be an interesting discussion.
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Excuse me....
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 4th Nov 2012 16:20 UTC
modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

But Lady Gaga is a very good artist.

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RE: Excuse me....
by Tuishimi on Wed 7th Nov 2012 15:54 in reply to "Excuse me...."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, but she sold out from simply being a great singer/songwriter to becoming a circus act. On the other hand that shows that people want entertainment, not necessarily just talent.

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