I have been a long time aficionado of Apple products, thinking and innovation. I'm not sure what this means about me or the world around me, but I think I am finally bored of Apple and their products. Yes they work beautifully and my life is full of them, but it just seems to be revision after revision now without any of the innovation that made me fall in love.
Also the control freakery in their product development that has led to them ousting Google and Amazon from delivering alternatives through their apps I find deeply unsettling. Google maps is great, Apple's version sucks and is practically useless, Kindle's library is immense, Apple's is limited. Freedom of choice is important in this ultra connected world and I am almost at the point where I might try something else, just for the hell of figuring something new out.
Maybe now that Jobs is no longer around they have lost some of the inspiration and enlightened ideas he came up with. There is something distinctly lacking and I can not be the only person in the world who's noticed. With Amazon's Kindle, Microsoft's Surface and Samsung's Galaxy there is some decent competition in a way that there never was before. This gives me hope for a more exciting world where everything isn't quite so controlled and measured!
Vive la revolution!