The Unacknowledged Compromise

December 9, 2013

Compromises don’t make for great products, and nor do they make for great experiences.

That’s why you have more than one device. That’s why it’s perfectly reasonable to pack and travel with several of them. And that’s also why a more rational view of a piece of technology is that it’s part of an ecosystem – your own personal one, encompassing your work, leisure, interests and utility needs.

People often ask me, “Why would you need an iPad? Your phone and computer can do all the same stuff.” (Yes, parents, I’m referring to you.) This essay is the only response that I need.