Great post by Brian Lam on his experience with Jobs, including the iPhone 4 prototype incident. He now says he wished he would have handled things differently. And he emailed Jobs a few weeks ago to tell him that.
Young Steve Jobs was known for being unforgiving to those who betrayed him. But a few days ago I’d heard from a person very close to him that “it was all water under the bridge.” I never expected to get a response and I never did. But after sending that I forgave myself. And my writer’s block lifted.
I just feel lucky I had the chance to tell a kind man that I was sorry for being an asshole before it was too late.
While Jesus Diaz has a few good points (like the two-finger versus three-finger swipes depending on Launchpad versus Desktop), overall this reads like a bunch of nitpicks.
Yes, Lion does some things differently than Snow Leopard. Yes, some people won’t love all of them. But overall, I think the transition from Snow Leopard to Lion is going to be remarkably seamless for most users. It’s different, but it’s also familiar.
The most different thing is the inverse scrolling, which makes OS X more like iOS and will finally fix my brain when I switch between my devices.
To mention Lion in the same sentence as Vista (which Diaz does in his intro) is ludicrous.
When Diaz complains that Launchpad is “an extra click (or two or three)”, it’s pretty clear that he’s missing the bigger picture. The big move in Lion is the move from the click to the swipe. That is, the move from the mouse to multi-touch. And once you figure that out, it works. Quite beautifully, actually.