Sunday, August 30, 2020

the apple family

The Lost in Mobile blog (and its watch-based spinoffs) has be reformed as McGST, a very enjoyable read. In a recent post about his family, Shaun noticed how Apple-centric they all were.

I too am Apple-centric with most of my gear. I wrote:

Yeah, seems like it’s a mix of:
– loyalty / other competitive products decent but not having benefits worth re-learning (phone)
– anemic competition in the category (watch, tablet, laptop (at least if you like Unix-y things))
– prestige and/or superior design (wireless earpods)
– familiarity w/ and cohesion of the product line landscape

Alan Kay said “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.” – Apple has been doing that in a more cohesive way for longer than anyone. Samsung doesn’t do much in terms of software (tho their smart TV UIs had made tremendous strides, I’ve lived through) — Microsoft was late to hardware and never got the hang of mobile, Google has chromebooks and seems to not be excited about pixel….

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