Comments on: My life with the Maladroid http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/08/16/my-life-with-the-maladroid/ Models.Behaving.Badly Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:10:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: EllieK http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/08/16/my-life-with-the-maladroid/#comment-1034 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 01:56:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=220#comment-1034 Such an ill-tempered, cantankerous, slightly witty lot of comments here! Your poetry was harmless, even amusing. Definitely better than the economics graphs of a prior post. Misantrope (Misanthrope?) is being wicked, though I did laugh. I didn’t find LevonTostig’s organic residuals especially agreeable though. And he is wrong about flattery versus courtesy. You were merely courteous, which is ALWAYS appreciated. LevonTostig is unaccustomed to courtesy, no doubt, mistaking it for flattery. Not surprising, given his frankly well, effluvial focus. 😉

I regret that you had such problems with Android. Seems annoying, to say the least.

The entire open telephone :) paradigm seems misguided to me though. Apple makes iPhones that work well with iOS, iTunes, iCloud, Apple Apps Store and Safari browser. Google should focus on making Android phones that work with Google’s app-verse (I don’t know the name), YouTube, Google Drive and Chrome browser (mobile OS too, I guess). iPhones don’t like Chrome, nor does Android play well with Safari-iOS.

I don’t know if URLs are allowed, but I will try: http://youtu.be/FFhjDX-DUew is a satirical video for Android fan boiii’s, maybe Apple fans too. Vintage is recent.

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By: EllieK http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/08/16/my-life-with-the-maladroid/#comment-1033 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 01:25:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=220#comment-1033 Such an ill-tempered, cantankerous, slightly witty lot of comments here! Your poetry was harmless, even amusing. Definitely better than the economics graphs of a prior post. Misantrope (Misanthrope?) is being wicked, though I did laugh. I didn’t find LevonTostig’s organic residuals especially agreeable though. And he is wrong about flattery versus courtesy. You were merely courteous, which is ALWAYS appreciated. LevonTostig is unaccustomed to courtesy, no doubt, mistaking it for flattery. Not surprising, given his frankly well, effluvial focus. 😉

I regret that you had such problems with Android. Seems annoying, to say the least.

The entire open telephone :) paradigm seems misguided to me though. Apple makes iPhones that work well with iOS, iTunes, iCloud, Apple Apps Store and Safari browser. Google should focus on making Android phones that work with Google’s app-verse (I don’t know the name), YouTube, Google Drive and Chrome browser (mobile OS too, I guess). iPhones don’t like Chrome, nor does Android play well with Safari-iOS.

I don’t know if URLs are allowed, but I will try: http://youtu.be/FFhjDX-DUew is a satirical video for Android fan boiii’s, maybe Apple fans too. Vintage is recent.

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By: Misanthrope http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/08/16/my-life-with-the-maladroid/#comment-142 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 22:44:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=220#comment-142 Good post. Let me misquote a line running through my head. “Inside every physicist, there’s a poet trying to get out:” I think this can sometimes turn out a bit like the community meal scene in the movie ALIENS.

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By: Fabrizi_O http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/08/16/my-life-with-the-maladroid/#comment-136 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 06:47:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=220#comment-136 Jajaja sorry about the nightmar. But it turn out to be very good article

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By: S_2 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/08/16/my-life-with-the-maladroid/#comment-130 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 07:53:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=220#comment-130 Both Google and Motorola have made mistakes with Android. Motorola is known for reluctance to Android updates. Furthermore, many negative comments in Android’s market are by Motorola phone users, so maybe there is a quality issue with the customizations added by the company?
Google has been pushing Android in the market pretty fast with some basic software capabilities missing (like local .ics calendar support, file system encryption) and concentrating on online services.

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By: Nullcorp http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/08/16/my-life-with-the-maladroid/#comment-127 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:20:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=220#comment-127 Great article – minus the poetry!

I agree with LevonTostig’s comment about user interfaces. Bad UI design does not happen on accident, it is institutionalized, it is a direct result of putting corporate priorities and resources in the wrong place.

I disagree with LevonTostig’s thoughts on the new Apple campus, however. NeXT was where Jobs started to work out a more consistent and stylish design aesthetic, not to mention where the seeds of OS X were planted.

And also, it’s not as if Apple will abandon the other buildings in Cupertino with a mass migration to the mothership. I think it will be a great building and I don’t think simple finishes, natural light, and open space are detrimental to good design thinking. You won’t fool any Apple employee into thinking they haven’t arrived already. A sense of “not there yet” comes from within, related to neurotransmitters and genetics, not something you can directly cultivate with architecture.

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By: LevonTostig http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/08/16/my-life-with-the-maladroid/#comment-126 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 22:47:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=220#comment-126 “…afraid,” to agree with me?

Flattery will get you nowhere!

Apple was headed in the same direction, until Jobs’ return. He turned it around when he decimated the project/product count and demanded team sizes stay at 100, maximum. The worry I have relates to their new campus. It smells like NeXT, all over again (paraphrasing Jobs, “we need a beautiful place to work in order to create beautiful products…”). I certainly hope it doesn’t smell like his architectural effort at Pixar (one restroom in the entire building?)

Jobs & Co. need to remember that need, hunger and foolishness are the key ingredients in their recipe of success. Having the thought that they’ve never quite, “arrived,” is where they need to stay (mentally and emotionally) in order to continue innovating.

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By: Emanuel Derman http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/08/16/my-life-with-the-maladroid/#comment-125 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 22:07:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=220#comment-125 To Tostig:
I’m afraid I agree with you. I used to like Google but they’ve become a bit of a 900 lb gorilla. I’m still hopeful Apple won’t turn out to be one too, despite their size. At least they have taste.

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By: Emanuel Derman http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/08/16/my-life-with-the-maladroid/#comment-124 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 22:03:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=220#comment-124 Replying to unitoops:

You are dead right — and in fact, I wrote this verse a long time ago in Ia blog I used to do at
http://www.wilmott.com/blogs/eman/index. cfm/2011/2/7/Farewell-Ogden-Nash-Equilib rium
before I wrote on Reuters, and there, in fact, I did rhyme Seventh with heaventh, exactly as you surmised. Somehow when I copied it here I decided to change it a little. I actually wrote many other posts there about my endless battle with the Droid.

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By: LevonTostig http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/08/16/my-life-with-the-maladroid/#comment-123 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:03:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=220#comment-123 Lousy design isn’t an accident – it’s CYA-certified safe, it’s intentional, it’s managed, it’s metered and its fecal residue is smeared over countless PowerPoint presentations and status reports. It’s there – in every “just get it out, working, or not — never elegant” deadline and in every mindless marketing standard. It’s prominent in every single organization that wants to *survive* (not *thrive*) – they’ll do anything to maintain the status quo, even as the casket is closed on them and the dirt is being piled on (hey, RIM, I’m talking about YOU).

Google is Microsoft, 2.0. Android is Windows ME. If the masses were ever right, we’d be living on a flat planet and the universe would be spinning around us.

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