Prompted by “How Streaming Music…”: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2015/06/streaming-music-is-fundamentally-changing-the-way-we-listen.html
As the evolution of on-demand music has shown us, what matters most is the simplicity of the listening experience, which can often be at odds with the music business’s position.
Also at odds with the technology business’s preference for upfront feature complexity (compared with pre-computer-era products with nowhere near that challenge factor) constantly changing with upgrades, the key word there is simplicity.
Also prompted by “Instant Web”: http://alistapart.com/column/instant-web
That the performance of bloated websites is the norm is profoundly disappointing…
With ample music and website building expertise (including experience matching the entire span of mainstream public Internet embrace), and someone interacting with software since the Atari 2600 video-game console way back in the 1970s, I abandoned the complexity train years ago, and frustratingly watch and (as a user) experience that train dragging the masses behind it for their supposed convenience.
Using my websites is so simple, I have yet to feel pressure towards a dedicated mobile version (regular pinch zoom and drag works fine for now).
With simplicity comes the awesome power of speed for both the involving technology and its users. However, while computer hardware improves speed, the tech industry is bloating their software in response against that improvement.
Popular consensus in tech development is using open source frameworks to conserve resources. I used Drupal (e.g. website framework) for a few years, and although I love the community, I loathe the complexity (not just limited to Drupal, but all feature-rich — so relatively bulky and slow — frameworks by default) to a degree prompting me to defy that consensus and meticulously build my modular Freedom website engine. Because I took whatever time needed to address literally every detail of the engine, the result is fast for you, and fast for me development-wise.
“In your face” functionality (tens, if not hundreds, of items on screen for you to constantly navigate through) is unhealthily stressful (even for ‘computer born’ generations), and hopefully someday very soon, I won’t be riding against the popular grain yet again (hanging out with the many metaphorically chirping crickets and a literally small-but-wonderful audience).
The answer is basically a single customize button that opens the world of optional complexity.
In addition to law (as I repeatedly press), conflicts of interests “floodingly” serve opposition against a healthy mass embrace of technology.
My indie entertainment business (All Sines) slowly forming parallel to public awareness for roughly two decades and counting has been (and still is) meticulously sculpted towards what people want — convenient access to entertainment with convenient options to reward entertainers for their hard work.