A portable Ouija Board, but then what?
The Twitter chatter
…you drove from Vancouver to Seattle, without reservations, and still got an iPad faster than I did!
I tagged the iPad-as-Serving-Tray image above with:
gizmo, gadget, contraption, doohickey, thingamabob, and thingamajig.
I amended my tags to include conspicuous consumption because of the flocks of would-be-kitchen-waste-recyclers camping out and clamoring for tomorrow’s disposable consumer electronic device. Tag that with irony, then remember to save your iPad for future tea ceremonies.
If Steve Jobs is really as obsessive about details as Apple lore suggests, why would his product designers choose a form factor whose dimensions 9.56 inches by 7.47 inches don’t yield the golden ratio?
How is it that a shell, or a sunflower seed pod, or a palm leaf spiral evolved over eons to conform to a number like 1.6180339887?
Is it professionally reckless for designers to ignore these evolutionary constants?
Perhaps not. But in my mind, the designer had better have a compelling reason for ignoring time-tested constants found in nature.