My lock screen story (It's not hard-hitting journalism, but I think you'll enjoy it)
I was thinking about home screen problems and relateability recently, and this is what I've come up with. It all starts with a real-life story that took place around two weeks ago... My Moleskine lock-screen was the love of my life, I'd hatched the idea for it out of boredom and I had successfully followed it through to completion. Needless to say, I was pretty proud, but when I showed a (Non-home screen, over/uber-customization, not really, super-nerd) friend this amazing creation - my Moleskine-themed WidgetLocker lock screen that I made -, they said "That looks cool, but why would you waste your time doing that?" and after giving them a how-dare-you-degrade-the-importance-of-my-50-minutes-spent-on-this-amazing-work-of-modern-cellular-device-art type of look, it made me think about why they had found that to be so uninteresting, And so I did. I have spent many a though-bubble pondering some important thoughts like "But why? I even added four ICS-themed shortcuts (From the Developer guideline pad no less!) at the bottom!" and "Surely if I showed somebody who CARED about it, they would definitely be more impressed." or something along those lines, but it made me think even more about why they didn't care about my Android personalization, but was completely fixated on their own iOS arrangement (Which was horrid). And then I reached this realization... Because the iPhone is cemented into popular culture, the less technically-inclined don't understand the little nuances in designing a native (ish)-looking lock screen. You see, this person is an iOS owner first, Android second. So naturally, they just wouldn't understand how bad-ass it was. for being a lock screen based on a notebook.