The worlds biggest intellect has started blogging. His first post, an extensive rant on mobile phones. Interesting reading. The best bit though, is the sidebar titled “Design Matters” (about 3/4 of the way down) – his context is the phones, but it applies to all software:
We spend our lives inside the virtual environment of digital platforms – why should a faceless, graceless, styleless nerd or a greedy hog of a corporate twat deny us simplicity, beauty, grace, fun, sexiness, delight, imagination and creative energy in our digital lives? And why should Apple be the only company that sees that? Why don’t the other bastards GET IT??
Wise words indeed.