Retina all the things!

Retina all the things: it’s a long term investment.

Unlike number of cores, processor speed, GPU power, RAM, HD or SSD sizes that keep growing, once we don’t see pixels anymore, there’s no need to increase resolution again.

The switch to HiDPI resolution is not just another marketing gimmick to be replaced next holiday season with the next.

It looks to me like the first time a computer technical spec reached a level where it doesn’t make sense to improve it anymore. Unless we upgrade our eyes…

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By Paolo Belcastro

Paolo is a modern nomad: after Italy, France, and Switzerland, he now lives in Vienna, Austria from where he works on Automattic's Jetpack and .blog products. Passionate photographer, he also dedicates his free time to his family, cats, and hobbies. Working remotely since 1994, managing distributed teams since 1998, he firmly believes that remote work is the key to peaceful coexistence for 10 billion humans.

1 comment

  1. You are too logical, you know! 🙂 You’d think people would realize the insanity of upgrading at some point. That’s why Microsoft forces us to do it. The logical among us would ruin their business…

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