Screen vs Page vs Card
jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Mon Mar 29 15:06:44 CST 2004
Which you, presumably, as a developer of *customized* solutions can well
afford to do. But you can't make a general tool like Rev all things to
all people or a programming language version of th Tower of Babel. It
cannot both incorporate all domains AND be teachable/learnable.
You can see this problem in the Developer community -- people are
initially taught verbose Lingo, but then we they need to do something more
advanced, syntax is presented in c.dot.syntax-like.Lingo. It hinders
Are you really arguing that many more consumer-level people are more
familiar with card qua board/filter than with card qua card?
On Mon, 29 Mar 2004, Dar Scott wrote:
> This makes my point.
> To those on the inside, the card metaphor is obvious. To those on the
> outside it is just computer jargon until they get to "oh, I get it".
> Then they are on the inside and can talk about how obvious it is.
> Besides the potential jargon, there are lots of meanings to the noun
> card, and the outsider can only guess which ones apply if not some
> sense not known.
> Is a card some board that is plugged in? "Everybody knows computers
> have boards."
> Is a card something the filters out my mistakes?
> Is a card something that tells everybody I'm here.
> Is Hypercard very funny?
> There is no way, I'm going to force the card metaphor on my customers.
> I learn the terms of their domain.
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