Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 09:04 UTC
Apple John Gruber illustrates the dangers of not having a clue about history: "The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is Apple's innovation. It's the simplest, most obvious 'system' ever designed." Thanks for playing.
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RE[9]: To be fair
by henderson101 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 13:49 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: To be fair"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

Why the f***k would I care what Apple calls them? They look like bubbles more than they look like anything else.


Because no one who knows anything about iOS would understand what you are talking about. You've already confused at least one person. To me, a bubble ia a notification popup in the notification area in Windows or a bubble hint from either Mac OS X or Windows. Your definition was opaque and makes no sense. They look more like balls to me, or circles. If you'd said "red circles on the icons" I would have understood you, but "notification balloons" sound like you mean the actual pop-up notifications that occur at the top of the screen.

There is also the idiom "to bubble up", that works better than badges in the context of notifications.


Sorry, never heard of it before in that context. I can see that you are "bubbling up" with rage though, so might I suggest you're fighting an empty battle with nothing but a hollow victory. They're called "badges" and you willing them to be bubbles isn't going to change that. To me, a native English speaker, the concept of a "badge" makes a hell of a lot more sense than a "bubble".

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RE[10]: To be fair
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 13:59 in reply to "RE[9]: To be fair"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Hey guys, how about you all laugh over the miscommunication and have a cup of coffee? ;)

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RE[11]: To be fair
by MOS6510 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 14:19 in reply to "RE[10]: To be fair"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Why not a soda? It has bubbles.

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