I have a near endless bag of these nits to share. For the last
year I’ve kept a text file of all the walls I’ve run into using an
iPad Pro as a pro machine. Is this all too pedantic? Maybe. But
it’s also kind of fun. When’s the last time we’ve been able to
watch a company really figure out a new OS in public?
When I run into the above usability issues, it makes me wonder
Why am I trying to do something this way? (What strange habit
or unnecessary expectation am I bringing to the table?)
How would the simplicity of iOS be subverted by allowing this
new thing to happen?
Computers are nothing if not a constellation of design and
engineering details that either work for or against you. They
either push you forward, smoothly, an encouraging tailwind
allowing you to get done the work you want to get done, or they
push back, become abrasive, breaking you from flow states, causing
you to have to Google even the simplest task. I lost an hour the
other day trying to open an Open Office Document. This is
bananas. iPads should be better. They’re so close. And they’re
certainly powerful enough.