What’s the frequency

This comment from the previous article is great and so descriptive of the frustrations of modern computing.

When did we go from adding PC-derived capabilities to cellphones to make them suck less to borrowing terrible ideas from cellphones to make PCs suck more?

Whenever that was, we should really time-machine back there and put a stop to it.

In the history of the terrible ideas, who thought that was a good one? Even people who don’t care about computers don’t like this. How did so many designers get hold of so many moron pills all at once?