Both +Stephane Delbecque
and I feel we lost a few minutes of the day reading this article on the decline of design in America.
I had high hopes for the article upon reading the title, but after the first paragraph the rest of the article was largely downhill for me. Once he started tearing down Microsoft's metro UI I knew he was rather full of it. That UI is rather impressive considering Microsoft's history of design flubs and mistakes.
He's also forgotten the contributions of Jonathan Ives at Apple. What he's contributed in leading the teams at Apple in creating the iPad, iPhone, and many other consumer electronics is quite an accomplishment.
It's worth a skim, but not really worth a long time in digesting everything the writer presents.