We began to feel as if we really were responsible for the successful, error-free perfect use of these machines. I don't think we are. I think we're responsible for stretching them, setting them off in new directions, and keeping fun in the house. — Alan PerlisSteve has again shaken up the world of computing.
But the iPad is defeatism.
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We can't make computers better by simply throwing stuff out.
I think this is the challenge for every self-respecting geek today:
Revive systems research.
It's certain that we can't get to the moon by piling up chairs, but it's even more certain that we can't get there with less chairs.
We shouldn't look at point solutions, but at the whole design space.
Let's not build tricycles, but bicycles for the mind.
Learning to ride a bike is not easy, but once you get the hang of it, you can ride around the world.