[Tig] [OFF TOPIC] Apple!
Wed Aug 3 11:15:15 BST 2005
On 3 Aug 2005, at 07:56, Martin Euredjian wrote:
> Of course.
> My point may have been lost. The Kensington (and other) multibutton
> solutions were third party solutions. The new mouse signifies Apple's
> acceptance of what many have known for a long time: more buttons =
How's that? More buttons certainly are not an inherently good thing,
the number of control points only makes sense in the context of the
UI they are designed to control.
> It only took Apple twenty years (or whatever) to recognize that
> having more
> than one button might just be of use. Having worked closely with
> visited Cupertino and even corresponded with Steve Jobs himself, I
> what the company was about as soon as I walked into that building.
> simple: You just want to buy anything Apple. This new mouse is no
> different, even though there are probably at least a dozen, if not
> non-Apple controllers that are better. Hell, I'm buying one!
Eh? Are you telling us that you don't already have an 11 button rat?
Blimey, I use a 4 button + wheel horror and I'm a convinced 1-buttoner!
> To me this is of the same scale as Microsoft finally accepting that
> make a crappy product (and I am 99% PC here!). Imagine if they
> came out and
> said: OK, we finally get it. Here's a new version of Windows that
> runs as a GUI on top of Linux. We were wrong.
The strange thing about Apple's new world is that it's increasingly
like MS' old one. I don't want file extensions, I don't want hidden
files, I don't (really) want a command line interface, I certainly
don't want cut, copy and paste for FILES and FOLDERS and I REALLy
don't like the 'single window' Finder. Apple is increasingly offering
us the 'least worst' OS rather than the best.
> Gotta go, time to click the "Start" button to ... uh ... shutdown the
> computer to ... disconnect a network folder (yup, no other way!).
That's NOT possible via a right-click contextual menu, then? Well I
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