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There is all this talk about guiding your users and creating simple applications. Apple, 37 signals and others are masters in this art of creating simple and efficient interfaces for a user. On the other side there are companies like Microsoft that provide more of a sandbox environment for their users. They proved that they are successful and a platform like Linux has a growing user base.
Both have great ideas at their foundation and they both work very will in their own way. Both also have a fanatic fan base. But which one is better… The simplistic directed approach or the elaborate sandbox approach?
I’ve been thinking about getting a new laptop for a while now. The only thing holding me back is actually finding what I want… I’m a “traveling” web developer and designer and I work a lot at flex workspaces. When I get there I try to get a hold of an extra monitor and I’m ready to go. Everything I need should be in my bag… WRONG. I’m finding things I could really use on a daily basis.
I do have a lot of ideas how a new generation of laptops could look like. is it possible? maybe…