If My Phone Falls Down The Seat Crevice Again I’ll Lose It. Please Redesign Meatspace.
The physical world wasn’t built for $500 devices we need every other minute. This is never more obvious than when I strain my back and curse like a sailor because my phone has fallen into the gap beside my car or plane seat. As tech companies obsess over usability, the thoughtlessness that mars the meatspace comes into painfully sharp relief. Excuse my hyperbole and quiet your calls of “first-world problems!” That’s where I live. We’re shifting from stationary matter to mobile 1s and 0s. If we don’t ditch the vestiges of yesteryear, we’re going to end up like awkward platypussies platypi. A decade or two ago, that black hole between your car seat and door posed less of a threat. You weren’t fiddling with critical hand-held objects. Worst case scenario, your wallet slipped into that crumb-filled hell and you got it when you parked. Now, getting to your destination might require the sliver of technology now firmly wedged where no human hand can reach. I have almost run off ...
The iMac In A World Of MacBooks On The Brink Of iPads
Modern Apple owes pretty much everything to the iMac. Yes, it was the iPod and later the iPhone and iPad that took the company to new, almost unimaginable heights. But as everyone knows, the company was at death’s door when Steve Jobs unveiled the “Bondi Blue” iMac in 1998. The iMac saved Apple, giving the company the time to do everything else that followed. But as we enter 2013, the world is a much different place than 1998. Beyond the aforementioned iPods, iPhones, and iPads, in the “traditional” computing space, everyone seems to be using a laptop nowadays. In fact, something like three quarters of Apple’s Mac sales are now made up of their MacBook lines. And yet, the iMac still exists.
Former Presentation Exec Files Lawsuit Against Apple, Claims Jobs Promised Him Employment For Life
Wayne Goodrich — a former Apple employee who is responsible for awe-inspiring presentations like the introduction of the iPhone, iPad, and Siri — has sued the Apple for breach of contract and unfair business practices, after being let go from the company in December. Yes, December, which means that he likely had no part in the forthcoming iPhone 5 debut presentation, expected on September 12. Goodrich claims, in a federal complaint filed with a San Jose court, that the late Steve Jobs assured him job security, even if his position was eliminated. BusinessWeek reports that Goodrich was a "confidant, sounding board and close adviser" to Steve Jobs.