[OT-ish] WWDC things of interest

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Tue Jun 14 13:55:48 EDT 2016

Here's all I can say about Apple in the last few years.  Tim Cook is no
Steve Jobs.

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 12:29 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com
> wrote:

> Mike Kerner wrote:
> > I am also extremely disappointed that we are not seeing any sort of
> > real convergence between macOS and ios.  Here, we have several users
> > that are on surface pro's, because they can get the best of both
> > worlds in the windows universe on one device.
> No worries, it'll happen, probably within just another year or two.
> It's inevitable:  it doesn't make economic sense to create a different OS
> for every form factor.
> After all, what's really the difference between a laptop with a detachable
> touch screen and a tablet with a docking keyboard?
> As device types continue to diversify they also continue to overlap in use
> cases.  Unifying the underpinnings makes good sense.
> They're just taking their time with it.  They want it to be good.  And
> then they're ready to announce it their convergence implementation will
> likely be far better than Windows', and possibly even better than
> Ubuntu's.  Ubuntu has a several-year head start, but _much_ smaller R&D
> resources than one of the world's wealthiest multinationals.
> And before folks reply with "But Time Cook said convergence ain't gonna
> happen!", remember that Steve and/or Tim have also said Apple won't make a
> tablet, won't get into the music business, and have no interest in making a
> phone.  The company is famous for its secrecy, and misdirection is a
> frequent part of that recipe to keep the competition guessing.
> --
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Systems
>  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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