People will still react like this each time they encounter a new thing. People are dumb.
People are averse to change. I think designers who are averse to change need to back it up with reasoning or stop being a designer. Innovation is change.
yo. the battery life gripe is still super valid. flip phones lasted weeks, not days.
Flip phones also had ASCII snake. My cell phone is more powerful than any consumer computer was 15 years ago, I'll take 1-2 day battery life.
Whenever a new product is announced, people shit all over it. People were shitting all over the new Macbook recently. People were shitting all over the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge when it was announced, now apparently it's the new hotness.
And of the technologies and products that failed?
What about those that said Mini-discs or HD DVD would win out?
With predictions—some people will be right and some will be wrong. There's no shame or glory in either.
There's no shame or glory in either.
I don't know if I agree with that. Making bold statements on something, and having them turn out to be very wrong, is a decent way to loose credibility on forecasting in the future. I wish more people valued that rather than spitting out unsubstantiated opinions that fringe on trolling.
Let's not forget that the bold statements quoted in the article are from comments on techcrunch. Not exactly a great place to go looking for credibility on anything, is it?
Many of these comments seem to think the touch screen wasn't a good idea, it'd be interesting to have more of their reasoning for this. (Coming from someone who wasn't really listening to the original conversation)