I’m not tempted by the Apple Watch. I’m waiting for it either to get a killer native app, or for it to replace my phone entirely. In the meantime, I’d like Apple to make a desk. Instead of selling me a tiny screen that I wear on my wrist, make me a ginormous one that is recessed into a table. I want something perhaps half as big again as the Thunderbolt Display, and make it a touchscreen.
On the left there will be a little slot I can feed A4 sheets into, whereupon both sides will be scanned and the paper is shredded. I’ll drag the digital copies around the screen, with my
I want Apple to make me a desk, so I can pretend to be Judi Dench
photos, web pages and emails, so I can pretend to be Judi Dench in Skyfall. In other words, I want the desktop computer to stop being a metaphor and start actually being a desktop. Naturally it would need to have super-scratchproof glass, because I want to be able to put my coffee cup on it. In fact, I want it to be able to detect my coffee cup and move pages out of the way. And maybe keep track of the cup’s temperature too in the Pro version.
Obviously, this would be fabulously expensive, but I’d justify it as a business expense, based on all the SOS questions I’d get about it from all of you. Because there seems to be a direct correlation between how big the screen is on an Apple device, and how much mail I get about it. Which might be why I’m still waiting for my first reader’s question about the Apple Watch.