Originally Posted by BenRoethig
Try saying something to the contrary to the Apple party line. You'll get swarmed. The group think and fanaticism has become ridiculous.
But is moto the one to do it? No. Android might have somewhat of a parity when it comes to app and depending but they don't have a decent media store. When it comes to videos like it or not, you're locked into Apple.
Yes, they have app parity... the most popular apps on the iTunes Store are OS task managers to help you kill unruly programs! (being ironic by the way).
No, I'll tell you what group think is:
• thinking that "openness" as celebrated by Android and Google has any practical value whatsover.
•*thinking that it is quite amazing and anti-group and the height of individualism to sport a unique wallpaper on your phone -- rather than to be able to find a smooth way to actually do some of the unique jobs you have to do
Sorry, but Apple users aren't spending time talking about their phones and devices because they need to justify their purchases... no, they are enjoying the fact that their phone works for
them and helps them get critical work done, that they have a few minutes every hour to say what a piece of cake that was instead of managing their device.
Apple users (of Macs and iDevices alike) celebrate the uniqueness and individual nature of the products they produce with
their tools, and the jobs they easily accomplish on
their devices -- NOT how we decorate our devices in order to feel better about the lousy experience and frustration they give us. The unadorned, utilitarian look of our devices is fine with us -- because it is what we accomplish
through them as unique individuals that matters. That people like yourself overlook this is more an example of group think than anything ever displayed by Apple users. It's a pretty sad, upside down attempt at "me, too-ism" -- it fixates on the product and the supposed "status symbol" as constituting coolness, when every Mac and iDevice user knows they use their computer or mobile device because it helps them get stuff done with less frustration. How cool is that?
Do you really think a "design guru", whose talents are in demand, gives two hoots about what his desktop or wallpaper looks like? Give me a break! Rather, he is producing unique product after product after product, in a fraction of the time, and with a fraction of the effort of someone on Windows or Android software.
Talk about groupthink: there are billions of people in the world who think that something produced with MS Office or Google Docs and the like are passable. They spend great time and effort to learn it, and pat themselves on the back, after finally producing something worse than my seven-year old would produce in five-minutes on Pages, Keynote, iWeb.....
Good grief. MS and Google and the like are collectively responsible for such a mindset of institutionalized group think and sameness, and to such a degree, that it boggles the mind how anyone has a sense of quality and attention to detail any more! No wonder that when people talk about "innovation", the only company that springs to mind is Apple.