Thursday, June 21, 2012
iPad versus the PC (Tough choices...or are they?)
Steve Jobs and team design of the iPad was just brilliant. It was much harder to touch type this pic in an email to her but the ease of hunting down this article exceeded the chore of touch typing.
Similarly I never go to NEA weather site on the Web for the weather forecast any more. I look it up on SG Weather using my Android phone.
Apple blazed the path to the future. Johnnies come lately try to copy and quite successfully too. If the insight leading to Apple's innovations are not needed for creating insanely great products, Apple will have dogs biting its heels pretty soon.
Content websites on the Web are turning into losers. The PC needs new ways to access Web content (social media perhaps) and the mobile devices insist that content must be served differently, which turns out to be more intuitive and accessible. This is a big problem for Facebook which is stuck in the older paradigm.
Finally my response to her on Leslie Koh's article,
Well to me Leslie missed the point. It was never about reason. It's all emotional and an extreme example among the leaders is Lim Hng Khiang faux pas on women's hairdo. They just don't get it. You must successfully connect. You can reason till kingdom come to no avail.
The problem can be framed very simply. Just be open minded and find a way to carry the people with you knowing that reason alone does not work.
Posted by PengYou at 5:03 PM