Interaction impoverishment: My pompous term for the things that we can’t do, and don’t seem able to imagine our way out of, when it comes to making our devices do what we want them to do. The key to all this — and where we might end up going — are down to those millimeter-dimension things we never see: sensors.
Apple has quietly moved the goalposts again, this time to impose its own social login service on developers. It’s talking about giving users choice, and offering a more secure way of doing what Facebook and Google have been doing for years, but is that all it’s about?
Apple is behaving badly when it comes to how it bamboozles users into signing up for its services Music and TV+. It’s another example of what I call a “technopoly” — abusing its position in the ecosystem to change the rules when it applies to its own products and services.
Another Apple product I’m unlikely to purchase — a smartwatch. I don’t need more screens to look at frankly, but I doff my smartcap to the company for the way they’ve usurped an industry that already existed and then doubled it. This approach has some parallels to the AirPod strategy, which I looked at before :… Read More »