When the clock struck midnight the night prior, I cut myself off from all my usual Apple news resources. Every time I unlocked my phone from that moment on, I had to resist the urge to let my thumb travel to that fourth row, third column spot on my homescreen where pulse, my favorite news aggregator, resides. Nor would I peak at twitter.
This all sounds very familiar to me. I do the same thing, only I use Reeder. One problem with this strategy, for me anyway, is that my friends—who are Apple customers in part based on my glowing recommendations—now all watch or read the live blogs before I get a chance to see the keynote.
Max’s article is thorough, and I won’t spoil the whole thing. You should read it. But I will quote it one more time:
Dear Scott Forstall, it’s great that Siri can bring up sports scores, and its great that you are integrating it with so many new services. But people aren’t going to clap for Siri, or really even be excited to hear about it, until you can announce some major performance improvements, cut out the unexplainable network unavailability and stalling messages, and improve its syntax recognition.