Or for applications that are slow and unresponsive all the time.
That basically is the definition of all Apple products I have used (like the one I am writing this with at the moment). Full of crap and unnecessary features. Which also applies to many other SW vendors and opensource stuff as well. What happened to simplicity?
'Hints of a link' becomes the next press campaign leading to millions of worried parents. These kinds of reports can be very damaging.
to some parents just a hint of a explanation is nice. to us as parents this helps come up with some potential answers to mysteries of autism. and helps us see that statistically our daughter is not that different with asthma-kind of symptoms and autism. although we have wooden floors...
but in general I agree, most people freak out already when the word autism is mentioned. not to mention that something common might be causing it.
Interchangeable parts won't.