‘Life’s Too Short for Slow Computers’ ➝

Nilay Patel, writing for The Verge:

We are surrounded by powerful, capable computers, and we use so little of their maximum capability. The only thing that even threatens to drive a major hardware cycle in the near future is VR, and we’ll see how long that lasts.

But then I look at the Apple Watch and it’s so obviously underpowered. We can sit around and argue about whether speeds and feeds matter, but the grand ambition of the Apple Watch is to be a full-fledged computer on your wrist, and right now it’s a very slow computer.

The Apple Watch is almost unbearably slow if you try to use it like a computer. But if you think of it as a watch with internet-connected complications and discrete notifications — it’s a wonderful piece of tech.