“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”
Apple’s forte is also a beautiful marketing sense and – like Microsoft -brute force solid product planning.
Sometimes innovation flows the other direction and while the prevailing is opinion is that Apple innovates and Microsoft copies, it’s not always true.
Engineers everywhere have rejoiced and hacked. Kinect hacking excitement convinced then M$ to open up the closed product, to allow innovation from all directions. Again, hats off to this new M$! This is the dream and this is what lights an engineer’s fire. People are using the Kinect to control machines, to make new user interfaces. The box is open and the challenge is in there.
We engineers invite Apple to take their innovative machines beyond just a rhetorical device.
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