Ask around. Friends, family, co-workers, neighbors will tell you the same things about me. I’m geeky. I have strong opinions. My engagement to you-know-who has taken way, way too long. Oh, and I don’t get out much.
Yes, I’ve been to San Francisco, but not Apple’s new headquarters building. You know. The spaceship building that honored co-founder Steve Jobs ascension to another plane. It should come as no surprise that Apple’s announcement of an event to launch new iPhones scared me.
To be brutally honest, there are some things in life that totally perplex me. For example, “When I ask Kate, “What’s wrong?” Why does the answer nothing mean I’m screwed? Why is Kate’s handwriting so much better than mine? I’m neater. Why do women post photos of themselves on Instagram? I’m thinking insecurity, but I’m told I’m wrong.
In what came as no surprise, Apple announced an event– supposedly to introduce new products– using this symbol.
Gather round. Round. Oh, God, I thought. Dear Lord, the next Apple Watch will have a round face. Ugh.
What a horrible thing for Apple to do. A round watchface is so 1899. So two centuries ago. A round watchface is so inefficient. What could be better than the rectangular and modular faces on Apple Watch? Mickey Mouse notwithstanding, of course.
“What’s with this round stuff?” I thought.
I mean, think what Google did with round in the new Wear OS smartwatch interface. Look. Ugly. Even the messages at the bottom are truncated because round is just wrong. Except as a fashion statement. That’s OK. I’m not into fashion, hence the aforementioned rectangular watchface.
Then, just as I was about to lament Apple’s piss poor decision to go with a round watchface for Watch in 2018, it struck me.
Gather round. Round.
As in Apple’s new round Apple Park headquarters building in California. That round. I get it. LOL! Ha! My bad! Move along. Nothing to see here.
Apple’s event will be held in the new headquarters building. It’s round. Just like a round watchface.