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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vaette
Member since:
2008-08-09

Even if the Amiga had been better marketed the PC would have won out simply because it was more open. Commodore would have to have been good at so many more things simultaneously to have had any chance.

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Pro-Competition Member since:
2007-08-20

I disagree. The Zorro 2 slots had flexibility and auto-config capabilities that the PC didn't get until PCI, and the OS was very enhancement-friendly. There was a thriving third party market that pushed the limits in very creative and impressive ways!

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You people don't get it... even despite some rough edges and limitations of the PC, it was still winning big time in the market (owing largely to its open architecture)

& http://www.osnews.com/permalink?541884

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