Newsletter #472 Preview: The Things That Continue to Go Wrong

December 14th, 2008

It’s fair to say that even the most successful companies on the planet make things that don’t quite behave as well as they should. Their management also makes their share of bad decisions, sometimes in subtle ways that aren’t so obvious.

Certainly, few dedicated Mac users will lack large lists of features that they don’t like, or features they’d like to see added as soon as possible. Wherever you go, whatever product you pick, you’ll find a rich selection of decisions you just know weren’t thought out quite right.

You have to wonder that, with all those brilliant designers and engineers, why can’t Apple figure out a way to avoid these mistakes? All right, I understand, it’s just a bunch of human beings, and we all make our share of screw-ups.

On the other hand, that won’t stop us from complaining and complaining yet again, with the hope that the right people at Apple are going to listen and eventually make the proper changes.

Story continued in this week’s Tech Night Owl Newsletter.



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