The webosphere is all about design and aesthetics these days, which is of course, just what the doctor ordered and mainly thanks to Google and Apple (yes, I know you were waiting for me to say that).
I especially liked this part:
So what, the business world may say. Who cares if hackers like Apple again? How big is the
hacker market, after all?
Quite small, but important out of proportion to its size. When it comes to computers, what
hackers are doing now, everyone will be doing in ten years. Almost all technology, from Unix
to bitmapped displays to the Web, became popular first within CS departments and
research labs, and gradually spread to the rest of the world.
That reminds me of the Shufflephones hack that my friend Jim has made. Now, that is something really designer-ish but very usable at the same time:
He even has a whole blog dedicated to shuffle hacks.
I try to always keep in mind that ‘Usability and Simplicity’ are the two most important factors for anything to succeed. It almost feels like Apple invented that concept.
This also means that I’m getting a Powerbook soon. I can’t wait.