Tog: ‘Apple’s Flatland Aesthetic’

Bruce Tognazzini on the scaling limitations of the Dock, iPhoto, and Safari’s bookmarking features. I agree with him that none of these apps scale to handle the needs of advanced users, but I disagree that it’s necessarily a problem. By his own admission he’s worked around these shortcomings with third-party software. To me Apple’s unstated policy this decade has been that they’re going to knock themselves out making outstanding software that does the simple things for typical users very well. Software meant for advanced users is where the third-party opportunities are.

Monday, 9 February 2009