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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RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Sun 4th Nov 2012 20:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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I'm almost unmoved by the massive amount of advertising I'm subject to.

Everybody who claims this has no idea how advertising works. Your behaviour is, in fact, motivated by boatloads of advertising. Unless you research every purchase you make - from bread to toothpaste to detergent to peanut butter to phones to computers - you ARE influenced massively by advertising.

Wrong. As I said, "I'm almost unmoved by the massive amount of advertising I'm subject to". And, I'm in a position to gauge that whereas you are not. Aside of the fact I know exactly how advertising works as it relates to my daily work, I am one of those people who does their homework. Not on every little thing of course -- that would be pointless. But on everything I deem as relevant, important, or of interest, yes.

The people who tend to have no idea are the ones who think they know more about other people than those people know about themselves.

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