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it's just the balance between usability and functionnality. It's hard to get both, and most people actually need usability.
Just like I use nano over vi.
 
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Irony is, when they make it possible for clueless to accomplish what they want, they also make it impossible for the competent to accomplish what they want.

if (Usability > productivity) {
ignorance = bliss;
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a palm phone? they should be cheap as now
 
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Make something foolproof and nature makes a "better" fool...
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Originally Posted by dylanemcgregor View Post
Is there any mobile OS that is currently being developed and available on a device that I can buy today in the U.S. (from a carrier) that allows one to easily choose between closing a running application or minimizing it? I don't want the OS to decide for me which action to take.
discontinued webos phones might still be available for either verizon or att. on webos, you do a swipe from the bottom of your screen up to put your current app in the background (essentially minimizing it). if you don't want to close it, you just choose another running app using left and/or right swipes or pick a new app to launch. if you do want to close it, it's still right in front of you (albeit in a smaller windowed-version of the app), so you can easily just swipe it off the screen (which closes it).

it's super intuitive. i switch between android and webos regularly on my touchpad, and every time i make the switch from webos back to android, i find myself still trying to use the webos gestures...
 
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Damn the HP board and their risk averse ways.
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Originally Posted by tso View Post
Make something foolproof and nature makes a "better" fool...
Nothing is foolproof as fools are so damn ingenious!
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