I don’t remember who said it or the exact quote, and a 20 minute search on Google and shiver Bing couldn’t find it… but I remember someone talking about this photo saying that Steve would rather live in an empty house than settle for owning things that weren’t the best.
I’m reminded of this today.
I hear people often suggest that rather than develop native apps, they might just built an HTML 5 app, or the like, because then they can deploy on both iOS and Android, and heck, even Blackberry, and the desktop. They figure it’ll be “good enough” and users won’t really mind if it doesn’t quite work perfectly on their particular browser.
They’ll follow the 80/20 rule and get it 80% there, and users will be OK with that.
We’ve been here before folks. We’ve seen this fail. We’ve seen Java, and Flash, and QT, and every other cross platform GUI toolkit that almost got there but stopped at 80%, 90%, 95%.
I think there’s more people who agree with Steve on this then you would think at first blush.
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