“We are sad to inform you that as of Dec. 16, 2013 designrelated.com will no longer be open as a professional social networking website. In short, the costs of running the web application and sites have made it no longer possible to continue providing the service.” (No relation to Design Info which struggles on with no support at all…)
My take is that Apple was not over using skeuomorphism to much excess at all(except for a few notable over uses like Contacts, etc.) but might have lost sight of keeping things consistent and up to date. Not that so called ‘flat’ design alone is a solution to anything! What does matter is good design and understanding humans and how they operate. Flat, skeuomorphism, a combo (probably the best solution over all which, Apple seems to have missed entirely!), or other approaches.
According to a concept called “induced demand,” new streets don’t actually lead to less traffic—they lead, paradoxically, to more. Studies have shown that reducing freeway real estate doesn’t actually affect traffic very much.
“Teaching filmmaking is a paradox. If you are smart enough, you can learn the basics of filmmaking in two months. I don’t like it when film schools say, ‘We will teach you, we will train you — all the wisdom, all the rules.’ The most important thing about our school is this good balance between learning the craft, learning the theory and learning how to get your message across in your art.”—
“Pharmacologists have discovered a mechanism that triggers Cotard’s syndrome – the mysterious condition that leaves people feeling like they, or parts of their body, no longer exist. With the ability to switch the so-called walking corpse syndrome on and off comes the prospect of new insights into how conscious experiences are constructed.”