Archive for September 30, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Jesper on the iPhone


I am telling you today to shut up for a few seconds and stay for the ride. It is pretty much impossible to make the kind of conclusions I make about the iPhone’s UI and its role in making this sort of thing available for the first time to ordinary people without also making the comparison to the original Macintosh. It was far from perfect when it came out, which led a lot of people to discredit it. Within three years almost all of the “but it doesn’t have/do X” concerns were gone, and within ten years it had swayed every other competitor. I believe something similar is going to happen.

An Aperture User Looks At Adobe Lightroom

Fraser Speirs:

In my opinion, Aperture vs. Lightroom is the same discussion as Canon vs. Nikon. Each has strengths and weaknesses, but it’s not a no-brainer decision either way. You’ll produce good results with both applications, and the real decisions come down to personal preference, and specific features that you may need for a very specific reason.

That sounds right. I happen to like Aperture and Canon, and of course I wish Aperture were faster.

Update: Ted Leung’s take.

Radioshift Genesis

Paul Kafasis:

RadioTime has been working to catalog the world of internet and AM/FM radio since 2002 and their guide now tracks over 50,000 different listings. Bill Moore, the visionary founder of RadioTime, had actually made us aware of the guide way back in 2003. However, it wasn’t a good fit for us at the time (technologically or economically), so it simply lingered in the backs of our brains.

I’ll bet it’s really common for developers to have application ideas linger and simmer for years until the time is right.