It’s extraordinary isn’t it? Such a successful company designs everything they do with right handed people in mind. If you’re left handed – fuck you. That’s basically Apple’s message. The way that your iPad switches off, the volume controls are on the underside. The way all the software works. That you have to swipe in from right to left…
Do you think they care? Of coarse they don’t. They’d like everything to be perfect for everyone of coarse because that makes them more money and even more people would love them.
BUT if you have a side to to pick on. If you wanted to insult and abuse a billion people and get away with it without sounding racist or classist or theist or any other kind of ‘ist’ pick on people who are left handed. Honestly fuck ’em. There’s no law anywhere in the world protecting them so it’s not as though you’re going to sound like Hitler or Donald Trump or anything is it?
You know there are still in this day and age people (other web designers) who still bother catering for users with IE6. What a bunch of numpties eh? But what these designers are doing is catering for as many people as they can.. Even though everyone (supposedly) who uses Windows instead of Linux is stupid – and if you’re still using IE6 it means you’re out of date, out of touch, old and stupid They still cater for IE6 because it’s an inclusive market and possibly even an important market because for anyone that out of date it probably means they are catering for large businesses that simply can’t update because of corporate policy, vast cost, or dedicated software that is specifically written to work with IE6 and having it updated is either impractical or impossible.
Even though it’s wrong, unethical and possibly even illegal to use slang or other deragatory terminology to describe people of other races as niggers, coons or to use some other ‘Urban’ terminology such as spicks, whops, curly-wurly’s, nig-nogs, itai’s, argie bargies, pomms etc.. I think you get the idea by now…
But if you’re 20% of the planet that’s left handed? Fuck you. Apple think you’re scum and you can go on having everything upside down and you can go on having all the buttons in the wrong place. You and all the other left handed bastards out there can go and fuck yourselves – You have to – and you will – adapt to the right handed way of life.
No offence is intended to any race, creed or culture in this post (but if you’re left-handed like I am, welcome to this side of the brain.)