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War  ·  1074 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Jeff Kunzler: Against Minimalism A Plea for Cyberpunk

The days of risk taking seem dead. As long as quarterly reports keep showing there is money to be made not much is going to change right?

Before we start focusing on design, I would honestly just love for shit to work the way it should. Why do I feel the pressure to change phones so often? Seriously why does the same shit come out every single year? To me its unbelievably infuriating that the price of these machines are growing, but the features I'm being given access to are not expanding in any real sense. Instead, I can pay 300 dollars for a galaxy note 7 (that could potentially blow up in my pocket) to literally scour the entire phone to find all this garbage on it I don't actually need. It will come with an even more ridiculous UI than the last iteration with features that are cool, but of no real use besides degrading my battery life quicker than before. After a year or two of all these "features" and "updates" my phone begins it's slow painful death, where I am prompted again by advertisements on why it will be better with the Galaxy Note Infinity. Before we worry about how all of this shit looks, can we at least make it work right...

bfv  ·  1074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

But it does work right from the perspective of the manufacturer; you keep buying new phones.

War  ·  1074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I mean most are stuck in the cycle at this point. Phone's are not made to survive, and anyone who last too long is pushed out through the use of software updates or just lack of support from the manufacturer. You can either keep up with the times or just be left without a functioning phone. The whole non-removable battery cell phones really pushed that along by a lot. I don't actually own a Galaxy Note 7 by the way hahaha.