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iPhones, the TED interface and the Future...

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When I first saw the iPhone previewed by Steve Jobs during his keynote at last January's Macworld Expo, I had a sneaking suspicion that I had seen that interface before. In fact, I told Tim Wilson, "Man, that interface looks just like the one that is over at the TED conferences..." that I had sent Tim a link to the summer before.

Well, it *is* the TED interface and while Apple gets top nods for knowing a good thing when they see it, and for licensing it quickly enough to likely have it forever associated with them in the public's mind, I have to chuckle a bit. Why? Because I am sure that since the TED Conference is hosted by Adobe, they saw enough in the interface to invite him to be their guest.  

That said, that makes it a rather safe assumption to extrapolate that they likely have "TED interface" initiatives already in place at Adobe. If you would like to see the iPhone interface in the loving hands of its developer, Jeff Han, look here.

What you will see is an interface that is likely the leading contender in the fluidity department, easily outdistancing its rivals for the crown in the "Get the Interface Out of the Way of the User" department. It is one honey of an interface.

When I let my mind percolate on the future and things like the TED interface married to applications like Photoshop, After Effects, Flash, Premiere and others, I have to grin ear to ear like an idiot. This is the kind of video phones and flying cars future we were all promised long ago.

Congratulations Jeff Han, you done good, man.

Ron Lindeboom

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Posted by: Ronald Lindeboom on Mar 31, 2007 at 5:15:29 amComments (1) technology, iphone, apple tv, podcasting

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New interfaces
by David Walker
this reminds me of a couple of things i've heard in cow podcasts.

there was the one with those two guys talking about vlog it from serious magic. (i'm pretty sure it was the podcast about the adobe/macromedia merger. somebody said that the interface looked a lot like avid interplay, easy to use but still powerful.

then mark randall in the podcast about the cs3 launch was talking about new interfaces, new ways to work, so on.

then they put simplified premiere and photoshop on the web.

apple gets there first. no surprise. they may always do it best. also wouldn't be a surprise. but no gaurantee either. no way apple has the last word on this. adobe didn't buy macromedia to come in second place.

yrs,
dave





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