[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]
Mobile devices have been influencing desktop software
design for several years now. Mostly, I’ve not been impressed.
Either the results are awkward, like GNOME 3, or over-simplified,
like Ubuntu’s Unity.
I had just about reached the conclusion that the mobile
influence represented a step backwards in desktop design — then I
tried KDE’s Plasma Active, a desktop designed for touch screen
tablets, and all my assumptions were trampled underfoot.