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Comment: Re:The Secret Weapon is obvious... (Score 1) 716

by allanmackenzie (#35710338) Attached to: Apple's Secret Weapon To Win the Tablet Wars

The phrase you are looking for is "industrial design". Apple's products are well designed. Not all the buttons or bells or whistles, but well designed and accessible to the general public. There is nothing special about it. They spend a lot of time and money designing their products. Why are the results surprising?


Comment: Re:Who is this for, really? (Score 1) 185

by allanmackenzie (#33641616) Attached to: The PlayStation Move Arrives — a Hands-On Report

I have all three (PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360). My daughter was a huge fan of the Wii but has since moved on to the Xbox. I play with all 3, but I think the Xbox is my favorite. I can't for the life of me imagine getting a Kinect. I will probably get Move, but it will have to impress me. I still love the Metroid prime series redone for the Wii.


Comment: Re:What about Gingers? (Score 1) 308

by allanmackenzie (#33638220) Attached to: Pope's Astronomer Would Love To Baptize an Alien

Your sig is right. If the facts don't match your ideology it does NOT mean that the facts are wrong.

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
-Saint Thomas Aquinas

I found Consolmagno to be thought provoking and insightful.


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