People Don’t Have a Clue
June 11, 2014
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Today, I read that there is a bittorrent client for Windows Phone. So, I’m pretty damn confused now.
People are shunning desktop PCs because they don’t want to have to deal with the “computer-y” stuff. But people want to do more “computer-y” stuff on their phones, despite the fact that the UI is less optimized for such tasks.
I’m wondering where the middle is, if there is one. Will computers look like phones, like how OSX is morphing into iOS and the Windows 8 UI becomes standard across devices? Will phones look more like PCs, like what we already had and hated with Windows Mobile?
People want to do one thing at a time and have multiple things going at one time. The desktop metaphor has become too complex for people, but they complain when you can’t easily switch between apps on a phone.
Every single possible size of screen is available from phones, to phablets, to tablets, to laptops, to desktops, to multi-display desktops. Everyone bitches that this one or that one is too big or too small or too heavy or too fragile.