Chris Holland on 04 29, 2012
Today’s philosophical discussion is on the subject of beauty and reincarnation. Specifically, beauty as it is beheld by those who adore their smartphones and reincarnation as it involves Steve Jobs.
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, has pronounced that Android’s operating system is uglier than Shrek from behind.
Some of my tools can be remarkable friends at times — and vice versa. Woz appears to be getting at is that he finds Windows Phone’s interface to offer considerable aesthetic pleasure. And he believes that someone hired away from Apple must have been a part of this design.
Oh, and he also thinks that Microsoft must have reincarnated Steve.
Woz does like to say nice things about life, the world, and several different phones. However, after the interview was over.
He believes, though, that Apple must be behind Windows Phone’s prettiness.
He said, “I would recommend it (WP) over my Android phones…. I surmise that Microsoft hired someone from Apple and put money into having a role in the UI and appearance of some key apps.”
You must still think I was kidding about the reincarnation of Steve Jobs.
There is surely no higher praise than that. Someone at Microsoft must be glowing today — and then practicing how to shout at people to get even better.