Category Archives: Minimalism
Via a Weibo communique from Bigertech (which seems to tweet more about things other than its own damn products, to both my frustration and amusement) comes news of a simple online game in China that was developed by one guy in thirty-six hours and has since been played over ten million times!
[Interview] @ river nerve sprouting cat tiger team “surrounded by nerve cat” developed in just a day and a half, art one person, one program. Since it is such a game on-line 48 hours, PV reached 10.26 million, IP reached 2.41 million, more than surprise, pen Ge technology to its production team interviewed, but saying that, you can at least surrounded by only a few nerve cats? More: http://t.cn/RPZV4Ah
An interview with the developer [Google Translate].
I just saw this ad on TV moments ago.
The least amount of words to deliver a message like a guided missile.
Really, did you think those other whips were made from oil?
Update: Someone on Twitter objected to this post. He missed the point. People who don’t have iPads would do this search, which is the entire point. For the longest time, Android apps could be searched for only on an Android phone or tablet. Google got smart and allowed web access, all of Google Play is now on the Net. You can also search for iOS apps and books via the Net now too. This post is valid (why else does iTunes still allow search?) and your shortsighted objection is why you fail — and also why the App Store is a mess.
Today I decided to play a little game.
It’s called Let’s Pretend I Finally Decided To Buy An iPad.
So I went to the App Store to look up one of the functions I need to carry out on any tablet: Photo Editing.
My first full-time boss gave me a copy of this story to read back in 1981. Whoa. Talk about an eye-opener!
I managed to lose my copy long ago. And couldn’t remember the title. And couldn’t remember the writer. Neither could he. Keening ensued.
Which is something every single one of you should read!
How I love the Internet!!
I came across this new store on Fulton Street this morning. The design reminded me of elements of the Apple Store.
If the Universe is based on lazy, then EVERY dev who does not help users be lazy is ABSOLUTE FAIL.—
Mike Cane (@mikecane) August 07, 2011
Rob Haitani who did the UI for the original PalmOS and its apps was so obsessed with simplification that he counted the number of taps users would have to do.
Why? I’m old now. I have things to do. I want my shit to work out of the box. It’s just that simple. I don’t want to tweak my usb wifi stick to work; I just want to plug it in and have it work with out me configuring a bunch of shit.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
It’s not that you get lazy when you get older. Or become stupid. You have built up a wealth of experience. And because of that, time is valued differently.
So people who go around saying things like, “The iPad is for morons” or “Kindles are just for soccer Moms,” I’ve got news for your smug, younger ass: Someday that will be you too.