16 January 2014

Idle thoughts on progress

Picked up from... doesn't matter.

If you own a smartphone you will know what it is about:

The pinnacle of the user friendly interface in the past were two identical buttons, where the first launched the ICBMs and the second started the coffeemaker. The designers went further - now it is one button: to launch the ICBMs, you press and hold the button for about a second; to start the coffee going, press and hold less than a second...
And:
When I was a kid, I was waiting for the TV tube to warm up. These days I am waiting for the TV's operating system to load. Where is the progress?
Control/S to save now...