So it may come as no surprise that Apple, with it’s ever increasing dominance in consumer tech, are becoming evil. Is it because Chinese factory workers are killing themselves due to the high secrecy in the company? Or is it because of their faulty iPhones? No, it’s a far greater threat. The threat to human creativity… by turning off support for publishers choosing their own typeface in iBooks.
I know! How dare they. Who the hell do they think they are? Telling us in their guidelines that ebook designers should not choose fonts, saying that it “creates a bad user experience”.
Who the hell are they to dictate what is good user experience and what is not. They did not invent good design, they did not invent typefaces, they certainly did not write the book user experience. Do we want to live in a generic Apple-ified world; where everyone wears black polo neck shirts and jeans? Where every book and application are the same as each other. No.
The Jobster needs a slap.
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