Also, it's funny to notice how page loading hasn't really gotten faster in the past ten years even with greater bandwidth. By now I'd have thought that clicking any website would open it instantaneously. Ads and trackers make that impossible.
I block all ads, everywhere. Every time I try disabling Adblock I only see stuff I couldn't care less about, ugly ads, stupid ads, ads for stuff I don't want to see. Ads aren't elegant, they disrupt the design of websites. If I don't want ads in an OS why should I want them on the web?
I dont see why Gruber finds this surprising. For years now the september event has been filed with a pretty long and boring repeat of new iOS and OSX features. That time that usually span for 30-45 minutes can easily be used to showcase a new product. Sure there are two new products here but in the long run having two keynotes per year is largely enough.
Actually a simple google search by date shows how there were no rumors of Samsung watch before the rumors of the Apple watch started appearing. It was approx on March 3rd 2014 if I remember correctly. The months before no one talked of a Samsung watch but right after the Apple tumors, so many websites talked of a Samsung watch. Pathetic.