Keep Wanting To “Flick” OSX
Damn my iPhone. Damn it!!! It’s changing my behavior. BIG TIME! (Sorry for shouting)
After a day full of meetings yesterday (a day without my MacBook Pro I might add) I came back to the desk only to find I’m trying to flick the screen on mail.app and then AGAIN on my Address Book. I caught myself doing it all over again just a moment ago. You know… the flicking gesture you would use on an iPhone to zip down the list of emails or voice mails or contacts… Yeah, that doesn’t work so well on OSX (yet).
I’m not to the point of wanting to mash my grubby index fingers on my laptop screen. But, if I have another day like yesterday… it wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination to be catching myself tilting my MacBook for a portrait view of Techmeme or holding it up to my ear or double tapping to zoom into Photoshop.
Crap! I’ve contracted iPhoneitis.
I remember back in 1988 doing something in the real world (there wasn’t an internet back then for us non-defense types) and instinctively going for a command-z. I actually wanted to UNDO a real life event. Who says these things don’t change us? The hell they don’t!