Thinking through the Apple Watch event:
I’m no fashion expert, but it strikes me that the best clothing and accessories grab our attention and hold it, fixing the moment in time as we consider the color, the shape, the way they move. The paradox of a smartwatch is that however nice it looks, it so often takes you out of that moment, flickering at you with all manner of distractions. Perhaps an inbox that buzzes at you perpetually is a kind of status symbol — a way of telling the world how desperately you are needed elsewhere. But watching extended demos of the Apple Watch today made me crave something quieter, calmer. Something that acted less like a computer and more like an art object.