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Comment Re:Yield problems? (Score 3, Insightful) 81

Wireless charging is great. You can have a charger/stand on your desk, one on your nightstand, wherever you want. Just leave it there and your battery is always topped off when you go. You can pick it up and reply to messages without a cable getting caught on things. That was my biggest disappointment with the latest Nexus and Pixel phones, was that Google discontinued that feature. Hopefully if Apple puts it in and Samsung keeps it in their flagships, the next Pixel phones will have it as well.

Comment Re:Escalation? (Score 1) 316

The only one of those things that a legacy USB connector is is orientation specific. They're not bulky. They're ubiquitous. Your mouse dies and you need a new one at 3 in the morning? Run over to the local 24 hour drug store, they'll be there. Need to send a large file to someone with a bad internet connection? Send it on a USB thumb drive, you know if they've got a computer they'll be able to open it. This is the new spec, but there's no reason to remove the legacy completely at this point. Just like most new car stereos still have a CD player even though most people get their music online now. It's ubiquitous. Everyone can, and will continue using it for a long time.

Comment Re:Yes... (Score 4, Insightful) 218

Yeah, those are legitimate concerns with a web app. But pretending that developing a standalone app doesn't have its own set of equally painful problems is ridiculous.

With a standalone app, you've got to worry about things like .Net versions, DLL hell, installation packages, keeping users up to date, windows versions, etc... Yes, modern languages will typically take care of most of this for you, but to pretend like they don't exist is just being naive.

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