Rene Ritchie on Apple Watch’s Interface

Rene Ritchie:

The Apple Watch isn’t an iPhone any more than the iPhone is a Mac. Computing has moved from the server room to the desktop to the laptop to the pocket and now onto the wrist. Every time that’s happened, every time it’s moved to a new, more personal place, those of us who were used to it in its old place have become slightly anxious, we’ve become subject to our own expectational debt.

“Expectational debt” — I love that turn of phrase. Wish I’d come up with that.

Update: Several readers peg the originals of “expectational debt” to my friend Merlin Mann. Reader Sawyer Paul points all the way back to episode 6 of “Back to Work”.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015