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Comment: Re:uhhh... (Score 4, Interesting) 1027

by SadButTrue (#40325061) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's Your Beef With Windows Phone?

Single menu is the perfect example here. It is 100% pure form over function. All it buys is an unadorned display pane. It does this at the cost of always making the menu bar take up the maximum possible space and always positioning it away from where your focus, and usually your cursor, are.

A pretty good analogy to WP7 maybe?

Comment: Re:IOS, or... this? (Score 1) 148

by SadButTrue (#39835239) Attached to: RIM's Future Hangs On Developer Support For 'New BlackBerry'

I couldn't agree more. I even stated as much.
If you are targeting a market that is very crowded on one platform and very open on another much smaller platform then it MAY be better to target the smaller one. Your office example is an excellent example of this.
A second scenario where the smaller platform may be better is for highly skewed demographics or usage patterns. For instance if I were developing a LOB app BB7 may very well be the best place to start. It would be worth investigating at the very least.

My issue is not with that fact that there are edge cases where the smaller platform can win. It is with the idea, that in general, you should start with the smaller, in this case smallest, platform. (smallest because BB10 hasn't been released yet)

"Because everyone is writing for iOS, and you'd have a lot less competition on the BB10 platform"

Comment: Re:IOS, or... this? (Score 1) 148

by SadButTrue (#39834791) Attached to: RIM's Future Hangs On Developer Support For 'New BlackBerry'

All fine and good. No one is suggesting that you can't make money on Linux or the Mac. I am not even suggesting that people won't make money coding for BB10. Hell, I will go as far as to say that people that specifically target deficiencies in BB10 may do well.

My reply was specifically about the idea that you should target low adoption platforms before high adoption ones "because there is less competition". It is nonsense, and that is what I wanted to illustrate with my analogy.

Comment: Re:First sentence of the first article (Score 3, Insightful) 194

Horrible statistical assumptions here. To compare success rates only, is to assume that the quality of the complaints in all districts had the same distribution. For the sake of argument lets say that 100% of the frivolous cases were filed in E. Texas and 0% in S. NY. You can plainly see that success rate alone would tell you nothing. I understand that this is not the case, the numbers are simply meant to illustrate the assumption being made.

In real terms there is reason to believe that there is indeed a skew in the validity of the cases brought however. How much? I have no idea. Perhaps a better statistic would be the number or trials verdicts that have been overturned?

Comment: Re:Chrome vs IE (Score 1) 212

by SadButTrue (#39584711) Attached to: Chrome Beats Internet Explorer On Any Given Sunday

Not to sound to harsh or anything but your users that can't figure how to print are allowed to install arbitrary software?

Also, if you are resource constrained then I assume you are still primarily on XP. Which caps your IE version at 8. Though an improvement on 7 and a huge leap from 6, still very long in the tooth compared to any modern browser including IE9.

If of course you have migrated to Vista or 7 then it sounds more like resource misallocation rather than limitations.

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