Tag: Nitin Khanna

Apple’s Fluid Vision

The Original iPad mini and Apple’s fluid vision by Nitin Khanna (Nitin Khanna)

It seems like Steve Jobs and Apple understood that you can’t place things too close inside the screen, but forgot that you can’t place the screen and the edge too close either, because it’ll cause hours of headaches by unwanted swipes, taps, and hard pressed. The Apple of today thinks bezels are bad and it is wrong. Steve Jobs might have said the above, but he’s also the one constantly touting that they made their devices thinner, which reduces battery life and also the ‘holdability’ of mobile devices.

I think the only thing that has changed at Apple is that Steve Jobs died. But that is the most significant change. While I am sure there are employees at Apple who have said, ”We think the bezels are too narrows” or ”This device is too thin and slippery”, their voices don’t have the same…

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Is simpleism compatible at a societal level?

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Thoughts on Simpleism by Nitin Khanna

Is simpleism compatible at a societal level?

Based on the definition my answer would be no. Europe only barely managed to survive the simpleism (ignorance is blessed) period of history called the Dark Ages. Rome had fallen and so had European intelligence. Ignorance and authoritarianism prospered. Europe only came out of that awful period and entered a period of enlightenment after Muslims…

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Convenience is the enemy of security

Security vs Usability by Nitin Khanna (Nitin Khanna)

99% of security is just keeping your eyes open.

Maybe. Maybe not. I always update macOS, iOS, tvOS, whenever a security update is available, and my three Linux servers on a weekly basis. I have never had an update go wrong. To me (and many security professionals), convenience is the enemy of security. But of course, you know what I do for a living.…

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