2010-01-29

Filling the Apple Vacuum



I think now would be a great time for a smart & nimble company to brand Apple as the computer for dummies, and produce some outstanding hardware/software combination that's targeted squarely at the digerati elite.

Unforch, the other players are even less Alan-Kay-style innovative than Apple.

The mind boggles.

(Update: Earl has a similar perspective.)

2 comments:

Digerati said...

Many people don't realize how quickly one can become an expert user at least in the few bits of software you do employ.

Sure that 80% easy stuff is great, but often you end up mucking about in 20% of that 20%. This is what is truly being ignored (I think OSS does a good job at achieving the functionality but generally fails on the packaging at the moment).

Manuel J. Simoni said...

Agreed.

I think we need to take Steve seriously when he says the iPad is the most important thing he's ever done. (And not in the "Well, he stole the Mac from PARC" sense ;)

The iPad will redefine the computer for the masses. In fact, I'll recommend it to anybody who doesn't work with computers productively/creatively.

Exactly because it's probably done so well. But innovative it is not, in the sense of pushing things farther.