Originally Posted by xJavontax
You're taking what I said out of context. I'm pretty much agreeing with you, and you would see that if you bothered to comprehend what I said. I'm saying the journalist calls it retina for that exact reason. They know nothing about display resolutions, so these terms are coined to make it easier for them, which is exactly what you said.
It's nothing like calling people stupid for buying an HDTV. Again, comprehend what you read.
Settle down, slugger. First of all, lets talk about the definition of "context." I took what you said 100% in
context. The context in this case is a statement made by you in response to the OP of this thread
. Here, again, is what you said:
"They say retina because consumers are stupid. If you simply say, "High Resolution Display", many consumers will scratch their heads and ask "Well is it better than a Retina Display?"
Care to contextualize that further? No? Okay, now that you know what "in context" means, let's look at your post again. You called consumers stupid. Presumably because, if told a display is "high resolution," they'd still have questions about said display's actual resolution. Not sure about you, but "high resolution" isn't specific enough for me, either. At least with the term "Retina Display," I have an idea just how
high the resolution is. So do consumers. Everyone wins.
Where you went wrong in your first post is in saying that consumers are stupid. I guess I thought my response made this clear, but I'll give it to you once more: it has nothing to do with "stupidity." Pixel density/display resolution isn't exactly common knowledge. It's a very specialized field, in fact, and it's absolutely necessary to make it accessible to the everyday consumer. Soccer moms don't know jack about pixel density, but they sure do love buying iPads.