By John Gruber
Sky Guide brings the beauty of the stars down to Earth.
It’s an interesting idea, but I don’t know. The magic in the iPhone/iPad UI isn’t about putting your fingers on a flat surface and tapping/sliding/dragging. It’s in the direct manipulation. It’s that you’re touching the actual visual elements on the screen itself. A layer of abstraction peeled away. That’s why the Magic Trackpad does not make your Mac feel like an iOS device.
This concept might prove better than the current Apple TV remote, but something about it rings wrong to me. Sure is fun to think about, though.
★ Saturday, 28 August 2010