Tom Hume on skeuomorphism:

I also find this line of reasoning supportive of my emotional response to skeuomorphs: on the desktop I find the hardback feel of the address book tacky; on a touch-screen device I find an almost-identical interface absolutely fine:

That’s a good point — skeuomorphism makes sense when it is a thing you are physically interacting with (such as on a touch screen), but seems confusing (if not stupid) on a touch-less computer screen.

Posted by Ben Brooks