‘There’s No Credit For Trying’ ➝

John Gruber commenting on David Pogue’s review of the Samsung Chromebook:

Would everyone have praised Apple for its “noble experiment” if the $500 iPad had been too big and heavy, felt like it was worth only $180, and was “a 3.3-pound paperweight” when offline? Fuck that. This is the big leagues. There is no credit for trying.

I’ve never used Chrome OS, but those last two sentences sum up my opinion of every Android tablet and handset I’ve ever spent time with. I’ve never heard anyone explain a sub-par product so well before. If anyone ever asks me why I don’t like a particular device, a simple “This is the big leagues. There is no credit for trying” will describe my opinion better than anything I’d be able to come up with on the spot.

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