> There is this idea that a "tablet is a tablet, a laptop is a laptop", he said, but that is "increasingly silly". There is a continuum of devices, without sharp divisions between them.'
This line of thinking gets you Unity and Gnome 3. Please kill it with fire. Nuke it from orbit. Please, KDE, everyone else is heading down this same stupid road, don't follow them.
My laptop is *NOT* a tablet. My desktop is *NOT* a big phone. I do not touch the screen. I type and, when I can't avoid it, I mouse. One application should *NOT* take up the whole screen. Icons, titlebars, buttons etc., do not need to all be 64px tall. I have two huge monitors so I can do spreadsheets, terminals, browsers, IMs, and still have room for my task bar, date and time, notifications area, generous scrolling resource monitor, and separate 'start' / Applications / Places / System menus. (Still using Gnome 2 on Ubuntu Maverick.)
Please please please please please don't follow everyone else off this interface cliff.