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RE: [SLUG] Linux on the desktop predictions
- To: Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Linux on the desktop predictions
- From: Jill Rowling <Rowling@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Jul 17 16:28:58 2000
Many of our appliances don't have advanced user interfaces.
Does your phone have an "advanced user interface"? It has buttons
for frequently called numbers maybe.
Yes, and the buttons are laid out differently to the ones on my computer
The only non-human domestic thing I have seen that has an advanced user
interface had a few billion years of evolution behind it. If you scream at
the cat it gets lost. If you scream at the computer it says : Command not
Seriously though, an advanced user interface will require some learning by
both parties. How long did it take you to learn to drive (including the time
before you were allowed to touch the user interface, but did anyway)?
Why should it not take just as long to learn the rules of another user
To communicate with another person in their own language can also be a
frustrating experience until you learn the "user interface".
Senior Design Engineer & Unix System Administrator
Electronic Engineering Department, Aristocrat Technologies
3rd Floor, 77 Dunning Ave Rosebery NSW 2018
Phone: (02) 9697-4484 Fax: (02) 9663-1412