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oluseyi
    @matigo There are two options: the former is to run the service for public benefit, most likely for free, and gradually entice existing apps to switch; the latter is to develop a federated protocol. @jeremycherfas @clarkgoble
    oluseyi
      @clarkgoble This begs the question… why? Multi-platform is a constraint, seemingly for no strategic benefit. Why encumber their core development library so?
      oluseyi
        @clarkgoble TV is right up there next to Watch on the "products I couldn't care less about" shelf. But yes, that remote is a disaster.
        oluseyi
          @clarkgoble Ok, I'll keep an eye on it. I will point out that nearly all of the early pull requests on swift are fixing dumb design choices. That Apple wants to open source Foundation doesn't give me confidence.
          oluseyi
            @clarkgoble That's kind of an orthogonal issue. Swift, as an open source entity, needs to support multiple platforms. Foundation, UIKit, AppKit—those are all Apple-specific. That's what I'm saying.
            oluseyi
              @clarkgoble You think Apple is going to open source Foundation for non-Apple platforms? I don't see that making a lot of sense. Swift simply needs a new, modern standard library of its own. @eyes @literary @hybotics
              oluseyi
                @clarkgoble It has a magnet… for the charging cap. So that it can fall off in your bag and damage its Lightning connector. They got so much right with it, though, so I'm going to forgive their minor sins there.
                oluseyi
                  @clarkgoble Then again… why not just make it uniform thickness the whole way through? Why the weird hump in the back? Cook's leadership is increasingly disappointing.
                  oluseyi
                    @clarkgoble I doubt that Foundation plays a core role (at all) in the future of Swift. If anything, Swift seems designed to make moving beyond Foundation easier. @eyes @literary @hybotics
                    oluseyi
                      @clarkgoble Even though he was pantomiming (egregiously) to "Welcome to the Jungle," his character wasn't *actually* Axl Rose, heh. But yeah, pretty rubbish film. @jacobrealo
                      oluseyi
                        @clarkgoble Ive is all but retired now, so there's that. But nothing the company has released recently really indicates the emphasis we desire. I was reading iPad Pro reviews by artists today. They put *rubber grips from ballpoint pens* on the Pencil!
                        oluseyi
                          @clarkgoble The 5 had those awful "chamfered edges" that dug into the hand in a variety of angles. Our hands are organic, irregular forms; what is this obsession with sharply rectangular phones? Yes, the screen is a constraint; work around it!
                          oluseyi
                            Heh: «…Calatrava's much-ballyhooed PATH terminal at the World Trade Center site, planned for completion a year ago but now unlikely to open before 2013.» It's 2016. *Still* under construction.
                            oluseyi
                              His iPhone designs have been iconic, but none of them have been especially *comfortable* to hold. Their function as statuary seems to supersede their utility as appliances. This is also why his UI designs were rubbish: they were all about looks.
                              oluseyi
                                I mentioned the "Architecture of the Absurd" [alpha.app.net] a little earlier; reading this review [www.aristos.org] of the book makes me think of Jony Ive and his fundamentally sculptural approach to industrial design.
                                oluseyi
                                  @jnm I had this conversation [twitter.com] with @rabryst and @sulgi last week, albeit on Twitter. Sulgi and I also shared our backer histories. It's not representative or statistically significant, but it's something. :-)
                                  oluseyi
                                    Be back in a bit. Gotta get the boy showered and put to bed. 😊🤗
                                    oluseyi
                                      @literary Yeah, that sounds profoundly unhelpful. What are you looking to learn, specifically? Perhaps I can provide some more useful guidance. @hybotics
                                      oluseyi
                                        @jnm The delivery dates for nearly any Kickstarter are optimistic, even when the individuals involved are experienced professionals—GRAMMY-winning artists, etc. Hope and patience, my friend. Hope and patience. @rabryst