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Solution to the Apple design problem
By Dave Winer on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 2:47 PM.

A picture named beetlejuice.jpgBTW, there is a good and consistent fix to the alarm-interrupting-the-Mahler-symphony problem. When the user chooses to mute the iPhone and there's an alarm that's going to ring in the next three hours (a reasonable upperbound on the length of a performance, a concert, play or movie) warn the user that the alarm is going to ring even though the phone is silenced.  #

It's like advising the user that saving something will overwrite an existing file. It's just good manners to let the user know about possible negative consequences of their actions. #

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