Of mice and apples


I have often run into arguments with my Apple loving friends over various Apple design decisions, such as [[http://www.gearlive.com/index.php/news/article/why_apple_makes_a_one_buttoned_mouse_01280820/|why they make]] a single button mouse. And one of the most heard defenses was — well of course because the [[http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuidelines/OSXHIGuidelines.pdf|Human Interface Guidelines]] say so; or because we don’t need a two button mouse, it confuses users and adds clutter to the user interface, or you can always //simulate// the two button behavior using the Command key.

Well, what do you have say [[http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20050802-5158.html|to this]], my Apple loving friends? How do you justify this new [[http://www.apple.com/mightymouse/|mighty mouse]]?

Meanwhile, Apple is planning to [[http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/01/0421248&from=rss|embed DRM right in the kernel]]!! Naturally, this has a [[http://www.osx86.classicbeta.com/wiki/index.php/In_The_Press|lot of people worried]]. From reading the stories, I get the vibe that most commercial operating systems will ship with some kind of DRM support built in.

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