One of our VloggerHeads members, MystiMayhem (whom you might have met before) was dispersing design and product development wisdom this evening for anyone interested in listening. The first 1:00 or so of the video is VloggerHeads inside baseball and a mini-rant at Metallica for suddenly finding their inner YouTuber, but be patient, it's worth it.
'Cause Mysti just got a new computer and Mysti's not happy.
In case you missed any of that, here's the last 30 seconds or so.
In general I don't understand why they made the formal almost exactly like Mac. I bought a Vista and everything popped up just like a Mac would. Not precisely, but pretty much...the buttons and the layout. So I was just, "I would have freakin' bought a Mac if I knew it was gonna be like this," because I'm used to the layout of a PC, not a Mac. If I want a Mac, I'll get a Mac, 'cause it's Mac; hello?
So, I'm very unhappy. The next computer I'm buying is definitely a Mac.
Has the idea of differentiation been slaughtered and placed as an offering at the altar of cool. When is Microsoft gonna realize it's not ever going to be cool? Loren Feldman did a couple of weeks ago.
Everybody wants to be Apple. Maybe that means it makes sense not to be Apple. Even if you're in the computer business.
You know, "we're not Apple." Don't sound like a bad positioning statement, to me.
Much better than, "we're tryin' to be Apple but we all know we never will but we'll keep being pathetic because we suck at it so much."