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(The Week)   Apple, apparently dropping all pretense that their products are anything but a fashion accessory for hipsters and brand-obssessed douchebags, hires the CEO of Yves St. Laurent as a VP in charge of "special projects"   (theweek.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Yves Saint Laurent, wearable computing, AppleInsider, fashions, whales, swords, vice presidents, iWatch  
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2013-07-03 11:33:45 AM  
3 votes:
This headline is a textbook example of trying too hard.
2013-07-03 02:59:38 PM  
2 votes:
One of the tags for this story is "wearable computing"...

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...the CEO of YSL is hired...

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...and nobody else is talking about the wearable computing angle? Apple filed a patent for a computer watch in Japan, anybody? Nobody?  Apple's March filings for patents relating to curved screens and batteries? Watches that link to your phone via Bluetooth coming out this week? Show text messages or the number of who's calling before you fish that phone out?

You people suck in the Geek thread.
2013-07-03 11:19:38 AM  
2 votes:
go be poor somewhere else, jealousmitter.
2013-07-03 02:40:14 PM  
1 vote:
While my Android phone does seem a bit better foR work related nursing apps, my iPad is absolutely great for nursing school and I can't imagine making it through without it. Also before you start thinking sexy nurse, I'm an overweight balding guy in his 30's who used to a network guy.
2013-07-03 02:28:51 PM  
1 vote:

RexTalionis: I was a long-time iPhone user (having recently switched to an Android device).

The only clear advantage the iPhone and other iOS devices have over their Android (and Windows-based) counterparts is that iDevices have phenomenal battery life and power efficiency.

Aside from the battery concern, though, iPhones and iOS devices are roughly at parity with Android and Windows devices in terms of hardware.


Or if you want to actually use it for recording music, Android's hardware has been an abject failure for musicians up until the recent nexus which only has twice the input delay of ios devices.
2013-07-03 12:46:57 PM  
1 vote:
Some people like their things shiny, some people prefer a different look:
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God Bless America
2013-07-03 12:24:08 PM  
1 vote:

Dr Dreidel: Makh: People like pretty things and many are swayed by popularity?  I never knew.

The only way they could play to even more people is if they offered free beer and junk food at the Apple stores.

The problem is that "designers" like that aren't interested in functional design as much as they are making a "brand identity". Hopefully, design decisions will be made based on how it looks and fits with a regular user's life (putting fins on it, even if they house bigger chips or an add-on card, is a fail. Not that I think this is possible).

Steve Jobs didn't have a fashion degree, and his designs were "simplify, simplify". How does that jive with hiring a "design consultant" whose very job is about complicating design?

How many examples of design getting up its own ass do I need to cite (beyond Homer's car of the future) as proof?


Steve Jobs designs were all stolen from Bang and Olflsan, Sony, and Olevetti.
2013-07-03 11:49:05 AM  
1 vote:

Makh: People like pretty things and many are swayed by popularity?  I never knew.

The only way they could play to even more people is if they offered free beer and junk food at the Apple stores.


The problem is that "designers" like that aren't interested in functional design as much as they are making a "brand identity". Hopefully, design decisions will be made based on how it looks and fits with a regular user's life (putting fins on it, even if they house bigger chips or an add-on card, is a fail. Not that I think this is possible).

Steve Jobs didn't have a fashion degree, and his designs were "simplify, simplify". How does that jive with hiring a "design consultant" whose very job is about complicating design?

How many examples of design getting up its own ass do I need to cite (beyond Homer's car of the future) as proof?
2013-07-03 11:17:15 AM  
1 vote:
People like pretty things and many are swayed by popularity?  I never knew.

The only way they could play to even more people is if they offered free beer and junk food at the Apple stores.
 
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