A nice piece from Al Monk, which suggests more to me that he’s getting older and more cynical, than that we are actually facing a full scale innovation apocalypse. I really liked this observation in particular, about the new MacBook Pro…
…that treats its user with such disdain that it’s foregone the decades old convention for memorable and efficient keyboard shortcuts and replaced them with a tiny screen where you peck at primary functions with your fingers.
I too am not overly impressed by what I’ve seen of the new MacBook Pro, but hadn’t considered that the new little touch strip was in effect competing with the use of keyboard shortcuts which I’ve always been a fan of. In this respect it’s like the strip is a step back in full UI potential.
Distract yourself from the apocalypse with this article about a laptop with three screens