Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category

Don’t want an iPhone

June 25, 2007 Comments off

Here’s a screen-grab from one of the iPhone ads, and it exemplifies why I don’t think Apple got it right.  Here in Western cultures we read left-right.  So WHY would you put the hang up button on the left – when a call comes in?  That’s the first button your eye sees, and EVERY OTHER PHONE OUT THERE puts the answer and disconnect buttons on the left and right, respectively.

iphone ringing

And how are you supposed to type on a screen with your finger when there’s no responsiveness to tell whether you’ve pressed a key?  The tactile response of where you are on the keyboard is important.

This should be interesting.

Categories: Apple, rants

Taking a metaphor too far

June 14, 2007 Comments off

Office building near Colman Dock designed for creative professionals

The Colman Center will let companies create bright, open, unique spaces, with high ceilings, decks and terraces, and will feature hip, high-tech common areas.

“This building is a Macintosh,” said architect Blaine Weber, of Weber + Thompson. “Most buildings in downtown Seattle are PCs.”

We get it.  It’s a cool building.  I think if this guy had his way it would look like an iPod and feature an iPhone on everyone’s iDesk with great views out their iWindows.  Wait, that won’t work … iViews?

This is simply Apple’s next step to get into the business world.  I think I’ll call it … iJobs™!  🙂

For those of you who don’t know, Steve Jobs is the iFounder of Apple.

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