Thursday, November 1, 2012

Things Are A Changin'

The big tech news this week isn't about a new device, or a schnazy new app.  Apple Computers effectively canned two of it's ten executives, namely Scott Forstall and John Browett.  The loss of Browett is inarguably worth celebrating (he almost single handedly ruined the Apple Store).  The loss of Forstall, on the other hand, is a grab of reactions.  Despite rumors of why and what now, one thing cannot be denied, and that is Forstall changed how we interact with our devices.  Without him we wouldn't have OS X (the way it stands now), iOS (which would then trickle down to Android), or the beautifully functional default apps for iOS.  So take a moment next time you play with your iDevice and remember the man that made it possible.