You know, I kinda like that title. I might have to make it a thing. Lord knows there’s enough material out there for that.
So, at work, someone ordered pizza and, after placing the order, had a question on whether they charged for delivery. Their menu was unclear, so we went to their website. Here’s what I found:
- It was built entirely in Flash (last “copyright date” is 2008).
- With an animated intro.
- And music that plays automatically.
- It also had a menu in the shape of a pizza, using a picture of a pie, complete with hovers and rollovers.
- But there was no search function.
- It did have an “order online” option, but that redirected us to a separate site that looked like one of those “thisdomain.com is available” pages, and that had a list of sub-menus with no way to do an intelligent search.
It was at this point I gave up, and we called the place. They have a $2 delivery charge.
There’s an old saying– “It’s better to fail trying something than it is to succeed doing nothing.
It’s one thing to change a decision once it’s been put into action and its results can be evaluated. It’s another to constantly make second-guessing decisions without ever putting any of them in motion.
The former shows flexibility, strength of character and the potential for growth. The latter a paralyzing fear of the unknown.
Given those options. I’ll take the former any day.
I would rather have to course-correct on a wrong choice made with strong conviction than to be adrift in a spineless ocean of indecisiveness.
In the spirit of full disclosure– Although I’m a fan of Apple, and am both personally and professionally an owner, user and consumer of Apple’s products, I am not— as of this writing, at least— an iPhone user.
Since the release of iOS 7, I’ve listened to the reactions on radio and tv, and read opinions both on-and off-line. Although the speed and rate of adoption has been high (as is with any new technology), the reactions so far have been, in my less-than-scientific survey, overwhelmingly less than positive, ranging from a “wait and see” to indifference to downright disgust.
This got me thinking– Does iOS 7 have the potential of becoming Apple’s Vista?
Just thinking out loud here…