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Critical Sharks Part IV: Fear of Apple
Critical Sharks ^ | March 24, 2015 | Eli Schiff

Posted on 03/26/2015 7:55:34 PM PDT by Utilizer

There is an unfortunate climate of fear in the software community today. It is primarily in ephemeral video interviews and podcasts that we get any semblance of coherent criticism and even then it is reticent. Worse than the fact that this criticism is relegated to verbal discussions is that it is later renounced by the very same designers and developers when they are interviewed in the more permanent-seeming medium of the written word. In written interviews, these fair-weather critics go on to reverse their opinions and praise the products of modern minimalist UI design because it is more convenient not to risk questioning powerful industry leaders.

It was a sight for sore eyes when Marco Arment engaged his critical faculties toward, what is in his opinion, the "rapid decline of Apple’s software." He argued that Apple has "Lost the Functional High Ground," ignoring of course that they already lost the aesthetic-usability high ground. He explained, "I'm not looking forward to OS X 10.11 or iOS 9 — I’m afraid of the bugs they’ll bring and the basic functions they’ll render unreliable."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Reference
KEYWORDS: apple; criticism; design; software
It appears that Apple(tm) regards itself as the superior construct, and is easily displeased when something about its offerings is not accepted as automatically the best there is.

Kind of like a certain Community Organizer treats any opinions other than his own and is not hesitant about using any means at all to impress his will about it.

1 posted on 03/26/2015 7:55:34 PM PDT by Utilizer
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To: Utilizer

This is a fantastic window into the state of the “progressive” mind. It is at its core, a cult. The minds games the followers will play with themselves in order to not be banished from the cult, the arrogance of the cult leaders. Great read.


2 posted on 03/26/2015 8:44:47 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Personally, I was quite fascinated with the difference between the apple co’s attitude towards anything other than their pre-approved directions and how the ‘nix crowd functions.

I mean, take their help on the bug-front stage. They don’t care what platform it affects, they simply identify a problem and set about finding a cure for it. Even if it does not harm one of the Unix variants.

The same applies to the programs developed. They are developed for their preferred OS, like Linux, but forks for different variants are encouraged and ports for the two main other OS’s are actively encouraged.


3 posted on 03/26/2015 9:11:24 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the muzlims trying to kill them)
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To: Utilizer; swordfish

Interesting


4 posted on 03/30/2015 1:00:13 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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