“So please take this suggestion. Pretend we’re dead. Look at our work, read our books, read the articles and interviews we’ve all done, and watch the videos. Make notes and then form your own opinions on whatever it is you’re thinking about us.”
“Print books may be under siege from the rise of e-books, but they have a tenacious hold on a particular group: children and toddlers. Their parents are insisting this next generation of readers spend their early years with old-fashioned books.”
After having read several ebooks in the very popular and enthusiastically marketed Kindle and iBook formats, I can vouch for the claim that ebook typography is terrible. Dashes do indeed become hyphens. Section headings are indeed stripped of their boldfacedness. Etc. These are minor irritants,…
“The problem was that we’d hired a bunch of people from Hewlett-Packard,” Jobs said. “And they didn’t get this idea. They didn’t get it.” Among their shortcomings, he says, was having “no concept of proportionally spaced fonts” or the mouse. “I finally got fed up,” Jobs says. He went to an outside design firm, run by David Kelley.”—Steve Jobs Dishes On The Tech Business In ‘Lost Interview’ From 1995
In 1996, Jobs was interviewed. He was out of Apple and running NeXT. Just a small bit was used in the Triumph of the Nerds TV series. But the original recording was thought lost during shipping. Now, a copy of the whole recording was rediscovered and is being shown in movie theaters this November 16 and 17.
When mine wore out just a year into ownership, the Apple store employee told me it was my fault (kind of rudely), then just handed me a replacement no charge! That happened a few years ago.
Anyone could tell this was a badly designed termination section of the power cord. It just needed beefing up to last longer. One of the better examples where Apple fails in design, making things a little too delicate in nature all for the sake of a kind of fantasy of perfect design.
Are Apple design failures like this the result of Steve or Jon? Maybe Ive wanted better and tougher but was overruled? I hope so!