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Sorry, I probably worded it clumsily. The G1, and a few other early Android phones had slide out keyboards, but the Android prototypes had fixed keyboards like BlackBerrys.  And the keyboards didn't last long, manufacturers dropped them to copy Apple's approach of a touch screen and software keyboard. Re. being an Apple competitor, I'm talking about the market they were targetting.  BlackBerry were on top of the enterprise, with some minor encroachment on the consumer...
Not sure that Android copied the GUI all that much.  Samsung certainly copied a bit/lot in some versions of TouchWiz, but Android proper looks quite different to iOS, and the things that are similar are things that also look similar to PalmOS and other mobile GUIs that predate both iOS and Android.  What Android "copied" was more conceptual, in its focusing on the large screen touch paradigm (whereas previous protoypes all had keyboards) and competing directly with iOS in...
If you're including WAP in "internet-enabled phones" then that's probably true.  How widely used was that though?  I know I had a couple of feature phones where I never touched the internet connectivity because it was so slow and difficult to use with a little keypad.  Maybe others used it more, but it never seemed widespread to me, the only times I remember seeing it used was to check the odd sports score. Whereas I imagine proportion of people that have an iPhone or iPad...
Aesthetic quality over treating people with respect and as equals. Sorry, aesthetics loses. I find it absurd that you'd consider otherwise. Plus, clumsiness is not essential to political correctness anyway, that's a total fallacy.Hang on, you think it's be better if I said "I don't like sexism" compared to "I think sexism is wrong"? I consider that to be nuts and if that's your stance then I consider every criticism I've made to be doubly justified. Also, I have no idea...
Hypocrisy hogwash, I never claimed that meanings can't change. Indeed, it's crucial to my point. At one time "he" may have been acceptable as the default because society deemed the male to be the default. That isn't the case any more, as your dictionary definitions illustrated "in modern use, chiefly replaced..." You accuse me of moving the goalposts yet you keep throwing in these bizarre new angles of attack that make no sense. I'm a sexist because I think the real...
Precisely the point. The article was posted to illustrate how mobile is taking over the market.Tbh you have it back to front, the charts should have removed the Mac business (or at least the non-laptop Mac business) and only posted the iOS figures.
Because I speak English, obviously, and I'm not on a crusade, just calling what I see. Thoroughly tired of this nonsense now, it was a simple point - the judge is female so he is incorrect, and using he as a default belies sexist bias. I stand by that, and can't be bothered to engage with you about it any more. Continue to be a tool of a patriarchal norm without thinking it through if you insist; your defensiveness in appealing to style guides and features of other...
1) Never said that. Never thought that. 2) Didn't say that. Should not, not could not. Because it's not an adequately gender agnostic term; you would never knowingly refer to a woman as "he", but you would a man. If style guides say different then they're wrong. But hey, why address something with straight up logic when you can just argue from the establishment and accuse people of moving goalposts.
I don't. Never outright said you did. But your language implied male as default.The language being sexist is different from the person being sexist. You seem to be having difficult with this and are therefore taking this much more personally.I comprehend it fine. Language is imprecise and people use it it in precise ways. The language chosen has an independent implication of the implications the writer intended. One of the those implications can be sexism. So we should be...
I didn't deny it was a possibility ("no serious person does that" implies that there might be non-serious people who do) just stated that I thought you claiming it was nonsense. I still do. No goalposts have been moved. But having arrived at a stalemate, I'll give you a "best case" that takes you at your word, even though I don't really believe it. Did I say "unintentionally bigoted"? In any case, you don't think a person can use language that has a sexist connotation...
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