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Re: [SLUG] [OT] TANSTAAFL!


On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 10:32:01AM +0100, Thom May wrote:
> At some point around Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 06:07:51 +1100, Jeff Waugh said:
> > <insert standard Jeff rant on the state of GUIs (2D or not) and how they
> > should all curl up into a dark corner and die - and that the command line is
> > not the answer to the problem>
> /me points towards Berlin <URL:http://www.berlin-consortium.org>
> as the way to go...

That looks like a nice, modern way to build the same essentially
broken 2D GUIs.  It doesn't address any of the issues about
workflow, and how computers can actually _help_ instead of get
in the way.

Look instead at http://www.acm.org/cacm/AUG96/antimac.htm
Certainly not hitting all of the nails on the head, but at least
starting to look at them with a glint of determination in their
eyes...

And to fall back to TANSTAAFL, where this diversion started: art
predicts science...  How many science fiction books/movies/TV
series describe anything even remotely like a 2D metaphor-laden
GUI?  None.

My ideal UI doesn't even have a screen, most of the time...

-- 
Andrew