Software, Hardware, Silverware

More Than A Numbers Game

Rene Ritchie, on Benedict Evans’s posit that developers will switch to Android if the market shifts far enough that way:

Which rings numerically true. However, people - developers - aren’t just numbers. They have tastes. They have biases. If they didn’t, then all the great iPhone apps of 2008 would have already been written for Symbian, PalmOS, BlackBerry (J2ME), and Windows Mobile years earlier. If they didn’t, then all the great Mac apps would have been migrated to Windows a decade ago.

More or less exactly the point I tried to make with my own response to Evans.