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kudrycki
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kudrycki
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Yes, but why not strive for the best of both worlds. Make a device that 'just works' but make it fully functional. Don't limit it by pandering to the lowest common denominator or by holding back functionality for future releases. Design the system so that features that everyone thought would be complicated is now second nature. Getting back to the stats comparison, to get the mainstream to be interested and understand a stat you need to put it in a context so it doesn't seem like a stat. It needs to be intuitive, enlightening and interesting all in one. Then provide deeper analysis and info for those interested.

Feb 18, 2010 10:59 PM on June 3-9
 
kudrycki
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Actually what I meant was that Apple is taking the easy way out. Removing functionality IS NOT the best way to make a device easier to use, it's the easy way to do it. In my opinion Apple should have focused on making a fully functional device accessible to the masses. That is the true challenge. Just as the challenge for a writer/broadcaster would be to convey the full meaning of a new stat while keeping the reader/viewer interested and engaged.

Feb 18, 2010 9:44 PM on June 3-9
 
kudrycki
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Comment rating: 4

I think that the point of the article is just slightly off. BP and the stats communtiy as a whole shouldn't be focused on being 'stupid' or 'dumbed down', the focus should be on becoming easier and more accessible while still conveying full meaning and intent. This is the main issue with the ipad. It attempts to acheive the goal of being easy to use by stripping out functionality rather than making the higher level functionality easier to use and more accessible to a novice. It's the easy way out. A truly good design can make the most complicated system intuitive, just as a well written article/book should be able to make the most difficult concept understandable to the uninitiated.

Feb 18, 2010 8:54 PM on June 3-9
 
kudrycki
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It's called planned obselesence and Apple is famous for it.

Feb 18, 2010 5:28 PM on June 3-9
 
kudrycki
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Asking for suggestions with the caveat that the most requested item will not be addressed is somewhat counterproductive, no?

Feb 10, 2010 10:50 PM on PAP^3 FAQ
 
kudrycki
(24642)
Comment rating: -1

This continues a disturbing trend of Will asking for feedback and then ignoring/ridiculing the comments that he does not agree with or hasn't figured out how to implement. I first noticed this when some readers suggested improvements to the injury reports and again when requests were made for a ebook version of the annual. Not exactly the customer service I have come to expect from BP...

Feb 08, 2010 7:47 AM on PAP^3 FAQ