I had to instruct an old person how to use an Android phone and it went a little like this:

"When the screen goes dark, you need to turn it back on by pressing this unmarked button on the right. Then, when the screen lights up with the clock, a background picture, and no other indication of what you should do, you need to place your finger on the screen and swipe upwards."

When did we decide that this was a good idea?? I might as well teach them how to use Vim at this point.


@samgai Android … well there's the problem right there (he says without really being invested so don't give it much thought)(although … to be fair … the Apple design philosophy moves in the opposite direction and my phone … that little f$&ker is always telling me it feels like a swipe).

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