Back in the day, it was about “access to tools,” the subtitle of Steve Jobs's favorite mag.
Back in the day it was about making things simpler. One click, and a music software pops up out of OS X good enough to allow you to make music without knowing pro software...
The mouse and System whatever, versus MS DOS.
Does anyone recall hippies designing things for Generation X? Does anyone recall the elegance of that? How design was about making things simpler?
To empower people. To put power in people's hands through access to tools.
Not being told how many feet away from your car you are, as you die of a heart attack without being able to dial 911, because the touch screen is now too thin and the chip controlling it is too flimsy, and you need a compulsory passcode, and...
Remember the lock screen of the first iPhone? (Clue below.)