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.
Thread beginning with comment 541013
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Doesn't matter.
"They bought something therefore it's the best for them" is flawed reasoning regardless of the market and regardless of the product.

Reply Parent Score: 3

modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

No, its not.

Show me real objective negative impacts on every single consumer who decided to buy windows over OS X or Linux or iOS or Android....

With food there is objective negative impacts on a person's health if they buy McDonald's or some other fast food. Same goes for Alcohol and cigarettes.

Reply Parent Score: 2

Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Wow, you really don't get this?

Show me real objective negative impacts on every single consumer who decided to buy windows over OS X or Linux or iOS or Android....

With food there is objective negative impacts on a person's health if they buy McDonald's or some other fast food. Same goes for Alcohol and cigarettes.


That's not the point.

If you don't get why "I bought it therefore it's the best for me" is flawed reasoning there's really nothing we can do for you.

Reply Parent Score: 2