As someone who regularly works with type design, articles like this fascinate me. 🖥 Legibility matters, not just for the partially sighted, but also in road and airport signage, and in software development.
Bianca Vivion Brooks:
I realize that to many millennials, a life without a social media presence is not simply a private life; it is no life at all: We possess a widespread, genuine fear of obscurity.
As Andy Bell rightly points out, this isn’t just about making sites that’ll work on IE11. It’s about making sites that work for everyone, and can then be enhanced according to browser / device / user capability.
This one strikes close to home for me, and my mum, as we both had some of our portfolios invested in Neil Woodford’s funds.
This group have been campaigning for years to preserve Yahoo Groups, and are now seeking help to either get the closure delayed or Yahoo to allow the migration of all data to other services.
But since Apple can’t be bothered to preserve this bridge with the past, and since their only interest when Mac OS is concerned is apparently to streamline and simplify the system because it’s easier to maintain this way, the burden is on the users (and the developers, of course, but I’m focusing on the users here). You know, the users, who are supposedly “at the centre of everything we do”, as Tim Cook said.
I agree with this. It certainly feels like Apple has decided that it’s the problem of users (and developers) as to how they deal with the compatibility issues that they’ve introduced in Catalina.
I’m now minded to stick with Mojave until such time as I have an actual need that Catalina will address.
So, Adobe Creative Cloud app updated today. I suspect it might be fully compatible with macOS Catalina. (Yes, I’m being sarcastic. Like a mentioned recently, Adobe suck hard at taking account of new OS releases.) But I see they’ve taken leaf out of Dropbox’s playbook. Sigh.
Lanier’s latest disquisition goes like this: the big companies are making billions from our data. We should have some of it. That way lies human dignity and the feeling that our lives are meaningful.
Suffice to say, Wendy Grossman has issues with this…
The more I read about the various issues with macOS Catalina, the gladder I am that I’ve held back from upgrading. I’m not talking 32-bit apps, I’m talking changes Apple made that are breaking 64-bit apps, including some Apple apps like Mail, and degrading function of others.
It increasingly feels like Apple is two different companies: one that puts the freedom of its users first, and another that treats its users very differently. Maybe Apple feels it can navigate this split personality disorder and still maintain its integrity.
I very much doubt it will work.