Riffing on Books and Life – Arts & Sciences Literary Blog by interactive new media author & artist Terry Bailey

24May/10

Part 1: The iPAD iPhone Flash Adobe Apple Controversy – this new media author’s take: A Dangerous Retro Blacktop Paved Hole

Apple Adobe Rift

Apple Adobe Rift

Silly me. I had it all wrong. Since the early 1980s, Steve Jobs and Apple have sold their wares under the moniker of “User Friendly,” and I thought they were referring to the fact that everyman (and woman) could make use of a computer to create stuff and to accomplish just about any task – without being a programmer. Jobs and I either meant different things entirely back then by the term “user friendly,” or else Jobs has quietly redefined the term while my back was turned.

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