MacWorld Misunderstands Marketplace

MacWorld’s piece, “Office for iOS may be coming, but does it really matter?” completely misses the point. Whether or not the writer, John Moltz, loves iWork is moot to a competitive marketplace.

What a strange thought, doesn’t competition generally make for better, cheaper products? I, for one, see Microsoft going after Apple via new products as win/win for me! Religious zealotry for a brand is illogical. Aren’t computers logical?

If the author doesn’t like a friendly, easy-to-use interface and would rather hack his way through writing, as he says in his article, why does he think that works for everyone else? Foolish computer industry, isolated thinking that fails in the marketplace.

“I’m not claiming that office applications are going to die out—that would be a stupid argument to make. But I do find them to be an anachronism. Mobile platforms and the Web have taught us the flip side of that old saw: If you hate something, let it go. If it doesn’t come back, good riddance.”

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