Beatweek goes on to say that people who make things more complicated in the tech world are geeks.
Now, I'm really just having a bit of fun, I actually like the Beatweek people and think that whoever the anonymous writer is, they've made some very astute observations over the past few weeks of iOS 4.2 frenzy and speculation. You'd think they were writing for Beatgeek magazine, instead of Beatweek! :-)
But is the mute-switch issue one of them?
Well - as I said in my original article, and as did Beatweek too, it would be nice for Apple to at least give users the choice over what they want their mute-switch button to do, be it mute or screen-lock.
Actually, there is such a choice, or at least, there likely will be soon, and this one really IS for the geeks out there.
It's called jailbreaking your phone, and while software makes that pretty easy these days, it's the ongoing security maintenance of your now self-hacked iPhone or iPad along with other issues that will put jailbreaking forever out of the realm of simple while still being secure and forever into the realm of true hard-core hacker geekiness.
iPad hackers will find a way to return orientation-lock and mute-lock switchability, so if the great, geeky and ultra-cool Steve Jobs doesn't return to you this capability, you'll be able to take iMatters into your own hands.
Ah well. Like I said, this tit-for-tat with Beatweek is all a bit of fun, and our feelings over here aren't easily hurt either, but when all that can be done is to accuse one of geekery, in a time when the geeks truly have inherited the Earth and are hard at work simplifying the world's technology to new levels of ease-of-use never before seen in computing and technology, that's pretty much a sign that you called it right in the first place.