Brent Simmons makes the case for power of software as a more admirable quality than flexibility:
It may go against the grain a little bit, but I’ll say it: I’m incredibly excited for the future of Mac software. I don’t expect we’ll make software that looks and feels like iOS apps (we shouldn’t), but I do expect we’ll learn from iOS apps how power is the real goal, and that flexibility is just a tool to use exceedingly sparingly, only when it substantially increases power.
I like, no … I LOVE the idea of learning from iOS apps, in order to build superb Mac apps.
As many of you know, I don’t believe the Mac is dead, and it should go without saying I don’t believe iPhone or iPad is dead.
We’re on the brink of an Apple-dominated consumer-electronics era, and we’re in charge of making the software good.