Been a while since writing a blog post, clearly I can’t Mange to multitask, nah…scratch that, I don’t like multitasking. anyway here’s something to think about.
Minimalism encourages humans to consume less and create more. it also goes against the consumer culture, which means buy less, buy quality, and more often then not quality means high price, which for normal consumers that equals expensive.
then what’s wrong with buying cheap low end android products, specifically tablets?
does it mean?
- less care – cause there’s no value to the product.
- negligence – the image doesn’t provide the need for personal attachment.
- Inspiration – the low cost makes it hard to justify buying accessories for it.
- Confidence – Seeing there’s already the above things on the way, you end up not putting effort to learn, use and probably have fun with the device.
- Trustworthiness – With the lack of Confidence, you start doubting the potential of the given article.
Now I know its random but thinking about it, it is one of the reasons why android tablets will always be considered consumption devices and not productivity tools. simply put, creatives require something with personality regardless of the price tag, specially minimalist since having less stuff kinda translates to having high quality products that are appealing and attractive. who really wants to use an old school IBM laptop as their main workstation device?. I know there’s alot of people that won’t mind but image conscious artists?? forget it!
With that said.. Apple Products start making sense, ever notice there’s more documentation & discussions around the ios platform than on the Android platform!? for experienced musicians and creatives, ios is the default platform to choose when experimenting with mobile music making setups. and Apple knew that from the beginning, that’s why ios is the best mobile platform for productivity.
What about windows tablets?….well, the idea sounds great until you remember how cumbersome full windows soft-wares were on netbook. whats needed is developers must create new apps for the windows platform, then again Windows is also in the same corner as Android.
Conclusion is Android will eventually catch-up to ios in terms of apps and usability. too bad ios had a head start and as we already know, “OLD HABITS DIE HARD”.
Android is destined to become the next Windows, everyone will be using it but few will use it for more meaningful tasks. ready for round two of the OS Flame Wars?…