All the companies that I used to love are doing shit these days. What's happening?
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Shit happens, the way handle crisis is what matters. Zappos was very open about this, sent me an email, asked me to change password, set up new email addresses and web pages for this problem and questions that customers may have, and announced the issue quickly.
I wish more companies would act like this.
And this usage will increase hugely when Internet of Things as promoted by IBM and others will be more real. Don't forget that number of devices like TVs, cars, and refrigerators that people use is massive when compared with computers.
I used to love not only computer games, but also those "cool" people who made it. It no longer feels like that. Where are they?
I'm really tired of hearing that Picasso quote again and again out of context. No, it's not about designing products. It's about getting something from the world around you and making it into a piece of art.
There's something badly wrong about Apple.
Yes, they're great in may aspects. But there's something wrong with them.
I can't exactly say what is this, but a major part of it is that they hate non-Apple. In the early 80s they were hating IBM. Later they switched to Microsoft. Now Google and Android is the devil of the time. That's why being a fan of Apple usually means hating Google, Microsoft, Linux, FSF, and everybody else. I don't get it. I'm a fan of Apple, and am a big of lots of others too.
They think they are the only one doing actual work. Everybody else is copying Apple, but everything Apple does is new. They always talk about Apple's "innovation," and love talking about how everyone else is doing nothing but copying Apple. When we're talking about Apple products, they understand it very well that technology evolves, and Apple using already-available technology seems second-nature to them. When we turn to others... no, technology does not evolve. It begins at One Infinite Loop.
Also, they think everything Apple does is superior to every other competitor with no question. iTunes and iDevice don't support FLAC because they have Apple Lossless, but most of audiophiles have large collections of FLAC files. I remember John Gruber had lots of problems with a particular version of Safari, but the only solution he didn't consider was switching to another browser, because Safari is the browser.
And all of this comes from Steve Jobs' personality. That's normal because most companies are like their founders.
I wish Apple itself was half as good as their products.
It's not a secret that professionals were a major target of Apple's marketing for a long time, and now things have changed.
Most of Slashdot readers here might remember the time when "Pro" was among the items of apple.com's menu bar. Professionals were important to Apple then because they were the source of a considerable portion of company's revenue. Apple's main campaign then encouraged people to be different. Now it encourages people to buy an iPhone because everybody else have one. Because there's no need to focus on a niche market when you can have a major market.
But Apple is not pushing anyone away. Why should it do that? It just doesn't put them at the top of their list anymore.
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There's no one today in the tech world who can easily claim he's not been affected by RMS's works. It's funny that Apple's Xcode uses FSF's GCC.
But he's a lot like super fanboys of Apple: blind about their own choice and thinking that others who don't use what they use have a problem. Calling others fool because they use Apple products is not a great way of achieving any constructive goal.
What saddens me is seeing people who think that liking one of these good things also means hating others. I'm a big fan of Apple, but I'm also a big fan of FSF, Google, and others too.
Today I spent most of time using Emacs on a MacBook Air.
How does this affect our cloud IDE (Brightly)?
We expect Brightly itself to be the first application written in Dash.
So what is it going to be called? Dart or Dash?
It seems that it used to be called Dash, but was later renamed to Dart.