- Jun 12, 2014
Interesting thread. I’ve complained for seven years now that changes to OS starting with the Fisher Price My First OS-looking Yosemite and the “flat” and all-blue-grey-white changes in OS’s from Windows phone, iOS 7, Windows 10, Material Design, etc. opened the door to a bunch of productivity-backward and efficiency-busting changes that aren’t at all big-picture functionally better but just different to be different. I constantly hear friendly replies at Mac rumors that I am just wrong. I found it funny yesterday when a young engineer “raised with touchscreens and who no longer would need certain visual affordances” (who I assumed would be pretty hip and preferentially receptive to today’s UIx) complained after his work computer was upgraded from windows XP to 10...about how hard it was to understand certain representations due to the lack of “obviousness,” especially the minimal detail amongst the wasted white space, and the poor organization and cures especially in Outlook where he found it cumbersome to differentiate quickly emails that were read and unread.Your ideas are those of a silly Pavlovian dog trained to bark at Apple's command. You are aware that there's been 15% drop in productivity over the last seven years or so in the United States. The direct reason is the endless "moving of the cheese" of these idiot OS manufacturers. Five new versions of Android, seven new version iOS, six new version of Mac OS. For almost zero improvement.
If you were intelligent, you'd just throw away your smartphone. I did. And now I have enough time to requalify myself as a pro photographer in my spare time. It's a hell of a lot more satisfying than updating pointless apps for their even more pointless improvements. Better for your privacy as well. Ironically – as privacy should tumble when making photographs.
It's so sad to see you kool-aid drinking punks fighting to defend Apple as if that stock market price driven behemoth (it was a personal company and a mission with Steve Jobs) could care less about its users at this point as it pumps out non-improvements and $1200 iPhones. What is it with you lot, Stockholm syndrome?