Davison Avery <doobie <at> unununium.org>
2006-06-02 03:04:10 GMT
Is it a fair statement that we typically read more than we
interact/type with our computers?
One of the problems I find is that most people do not find it
pleasurable to read documents and papers on the computer screen. We
can't just blame this on the angle of the screen, or white
backgrounds. I think that a simpler navigation system would make such
an interface much more pleasurable and efficient to use.
On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 10:33:31PM -0400, Jacques Mony wrote:
> The product itself doesn't interest me much... it's the fact that they
> are changing from the old desktop/icons paradigm. I think we can do
> even more than what they have done. However, the world might not be
> ready for more.
> On 6/1/06, Ronald Vos <Egregius <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> > Seems a very interesting project. Just a few observations:
> > -clicking a .gif removes all devices from the list except the cd-burner
> > and the printer...what happened to wanting to copy it to floppy, or
> > another harddisk? Must be simply a bad example imho, clicking an mp3
> > later on on the page summons more sensible possible actions.
> > -You still need to select which cd-writer you want to use out of a list
> > of 1..but that could be changed depending on user-preference I guess.
> > -the more important one: finding files among massive heaps of files
> > requires meta-data. The page says itself: you almost don't need
> > directories any more. *Almost*. Directories can be bloody useful
> > however, and here they're hidden. A rant about meta-data:
> > http://www.well.com/~doctorow/metacrap.htm
> > My favorite quote: "Short of breaking fingers or sending out squads of