I'll start to worry when Google starts buying competitors just to shut them down, but until then I must admit I like what I see.
The scariest part to me is what will happen when the founders leave? This is when most tech companies take a nosedive. For that reason alone it's worth being cautious about them getting too big.
Gnome 3 is becoming usable but I'm thinking it is poorly managed more than anything. I don't know that I would blame designers for this one.
For example, in 3.8 the overlay doesn't let you filter by categories anymore. A feature they actually REMOVED. Apparently it's because in some *future* version they have a new feature that replaces it. But that's not in yet so for now have fun finding anything. If they would stop doing stupid shit like that they are very close to having a good usable desktop.
You can pretty much assume every company is collecting as much information from you as possible. Just because you're also giving them money doesn't change anything. At least with Google they tell you what they collect and what they do with it. And unlike most companies, Google doesn't sell this information.
Not that you should trust Google, but the "they're spying on me so X company is better" logic just doesn't hold up.
It's all about trade-offs. Dynamically typed languages are more flexible but you have to be more disciplined, especially when it comes to documentation. People who hate documenting things typically don't like dynamically typed languages. Unfortunately one of the trade-offs of the flexibility is worse IDE support, but you learn to live without autocomplete.
Cars are different but they all use the same system. As compared to computers you could almost say there is only two different car operating systems, standard and automatic. No matter what the hardware looks like (the car model) all your automatic cars are going to have a steering wheel in the same place, two pedals that do the same thing, a similar/same gear shifter, etc. You can jump into any car and know how it operates regardless of model; that's pretty much the same as having different computers (hardware) running the same OS.
The steering wheel isn't necessarily in the same place (left side/right side). I've seen many different implementations for reverse on a manual transmission. Hell, what about setting the clock on the stereo? That's never consistent. And I still can't figure out the headlight controls on my car. Sure glad they're automatic because I'm sure as hell not reading the manual! Also, I hate large cars because I have no concept of where the back is.
No, I don't have a point. But my point still stands.
Christ, for $300 they'd better show nothing but stock tips from the future and Anne Hathaway wardrobe malfunctions.
What kind of moron pays $300 to watch a bunch of sweaty, overpaid, and debatably-heterosexual guys hug each other? I don't understand sports.
It's probably aimed at sports bars, who can make extra money from the fact that people will come in to see games they can't watch at home.