Copy & Paste on the iPhone?

Posted by Jack Cook on Aug 09, 2007

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pic There was a cool video on kottke.org about a potential new iPhone feature on how a copy and paste feature might work on the iPhone. As cool as it was, what was even better was a lengthy discussion about how to implement this on kottke.org last month.  It begs the question: “Did Steve Jobs make a huge blunder by not allowing 3rd party developers to write applications for the iPhone?”.  I think he did and it will eventually come back and bite Apple in the backside.  Web applications will be good, no, they will be excellent, but the lost creativity from having a closed system is almost sinful.

observations beg the question: how are new capabilities going to get added to the iPhone? A bunch of you are either interaction/interface designers or otherwise clever folks…how would you add a feature like a clipboard to the iPhone?

New iPhone features (kottke.org) via Engadget Mobile

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Jack spent 35 years teaching mathematics, worked as a Dean of Students, and completed his career as a Principal of a suburban school just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout his years in public education, the computer field has always sparked an interest in him.In his early years as a teacher, he became proficient with computers by teaching himself “BASIC” with an old HP card reader. Handheld computers soon became his passion where he eventually focused his attention on the HP iPAQ. Jack participates in several discussion groups and is currently serving as Senior Editor on Mobilitysite, serves as a moderator in the Microsoft Windows Phone forums and maintains his personal site, Experience Mobility. Jack brings to the mobile device community, news, events, and reviews that generate the same passion in handheld’s that he has had.

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