» ‘Chromebooks and the Cost of Complexity’

Interesting thoughts by Ben Thompson on why he likes his Chromebook Pixel and thinks the platform has legs.

To take an extreme example, look at the iPhone: iPhone OS 1 was much less capable – no copy-and-paste, no multi-tasking, no app store – but it was also much simpler than any version that followed. And, as this example highlights, sometimes more complexity is a trade-off worth making.

I watched some of the football playoffs but missed that Microsoft ran one of their Scroogled ads during a game. What an embarrassment.

“It doesn’t have Windows, or Office”

That’s not the cudgel it used to be, Redmond.