“To get to the holy land of user simplicity, home theater and video electronics companies need to carefully study the Apple [Mac] platform. It is stable, it is easy to update and people can figure it out,” Jerry Del Colliano writes for The Audio Revolution.
Del Colliano writes, “Plug in a camera made by a different company and guess what – it works. Need a printer driver? Chances are it is already on your computer. Periodically, a Mac can check for new updates and requires very few little in the way of plug-in updates or tweaky software. In terms of cables, a Firewire cable plugged into the back of a monitor (an amazingly useful place for a connection, it turns out) works like a champ.”
Del Colliano writes, “The electronics industry needs to set their sights on the standard set by Apple computer for home theater electronics in terms of both ease of use and overall physical simplicity. There will be a mighty pot at the end of the rainbow, because today’s world of so-called 1080p HDTVs, HDCP ‘handshake problems’ and moving target connectivity protocols are simply too much for the average consumer to understand, let alone invest in with any level of enthusiasm.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “loosecannon” for the heads up.]