“There’s no evidence that people want to use these things…”

San Francisco Examiner, John C. Dvorak, 19 Feb. 1984

The nature of the personal computer is simply not fully understood by companies like Apple (or anyone else for that matter). Apple makes the arrogant assumption of thinking that it knows what you want and need. It, unfortunately, leaves the “why” out of the equation — as in “why would I want this?” The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a ‘mouse’. There is no evidence that people want to use these things. I dont want one of these new fangled devices.

I saw this in Daring Fireball (original article here), and it’s so ironic…

I’m using a new Apple Magic Mouse to write this, and I’m loving it… I want (and now have!) one of these new-fangled devices…

John C. Dvorak should ask me!

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