Hey Apple, let’s make this a rule “no application should be able to take control over your active window when you’re typing in it” OK?
— kyle cassidy (@kylecassidy) November 28, 2012
At the 1983 International Design Conference at Aspen, a young Steve Jobs predicted that within two years, the market would see more computers than automobiles. He also said the computers would likely be poorly designed, though they didn’t have to be. It was difficult for the audience to understand the deep sense in which he meant this commitment to good design.
How do you turn off data collection in Apple Maps?
There’s a pattern in our industry: Apple crystallizes the product, and the minute Apple crystallizes it, then everyone knows how to compete.
I am guilty of all the smartphone sins—in essence, staring at the phone when you should be staring at life. It’s possible that the act of taking a picture has such appeal because it manages to do several opposing things at once—I am allowed to pet the phone, to let the phone flatter me with its news, to let the phone mediate reality for me, and also to see what is going on around me and bear witness to a moment in my children’s lives, even if I am seeing it on-screen. To mitigate this, I often shoot blind, like firing a gun at the hip while I look directly at the action. Am I deceiving myself?