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I'm confused. If you want 2 buttons, but the 2nd button is the back button, how does that help with the overloading of the home button? "Back" is generally not one of the overloads of the home button. A big problem with adding another button is - does that button always make sense? Having a hard button that sometimes works and sometimes doesn't seems worse to me than only having one button. Seems like another hard button would make sense if it a) alleviate the home button overloading and b) wasn't context sensitive. Maybe "launch Siri" or "show multitasking bar" could make sense as a second button. I rather like the iPad's multitouch gestures for the multitask bar, though. Once you add the second button you can never get rid of it. So being cautious about it seems prudent.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2012 on The One Button Mystique at Coding Horror
Twins, eh? Level up!
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2011 on On Parenthood at Coding Horror
Hmm, I tried posting a commen here earlier but it never appeared. Anyway... Concerns about Apple's tightly controlled rules for the AppStore are legit. But vendors incorporating other apps' functionality? That's hardly new, nor is it unique to Apple. Remember DriveSpace and EMM386? Now, it Apple at this point rejected Instapaper because it duplicated iOS functionality, that would be deeply troubling.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2011 on Serving at the Pleasure of the King at Coding Horror
Given that the majority of "normals" won't be leaving the browser running perpetually with 50 open tabs like most geeks, I'd say the need to restart for updates is a minor problem at best. If all software auto-updated as well as Chrome, I'd be a happy man.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2011 on The Infinite Version at Coding Horror
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