Disclosure: I’m an Apple fan. And, though I have frustrations across all their products, there is also something about the “Apple Experience” that I believe in. It’s a level of attention detail; details focused on the non-technical user that matter. They seem to have a way of creating a very natural experience with technology that most other companies can’t match.
By the way, Tivo’s another company that has this ability to hit the human experience. I remember when I first went to movies after getting my Tivo and reflexively trying to rewind the movie (in the theater) 30s so that I could catch what was said. In the years since then, I still notice how poor alternative products compare even now, to those early Tivo products.
To the point…
I was really excited when Amazon announced (and subsequently delivered) page numbers on ebooks. I’m a math guy, and I like to count things. I also had a hard time enjoying starting a new book when I had no idea how long of a read I was to expect.
Page numbers! Simple, right? Apparently not. [Read more...]