Rev Media and the product line gap
jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Tue Mar 28 03:08:24 EST 2006
Indeed, Dan & Dennis, isn't this one of THE primary differences between
the way DOS was designed/improved and the Mac OS?
I wish I could cite chapter and verse at this point, but, I'm brain-dead
(okay -- I'll say it before any of you: more brain-dead than usual), and
yet I could all but swear that I read somewhere that the Mac OS (and, all
if not most successive GUIs by implication) were designed *specifically*
to encourage mouse-based as opposed to type-based interaction styles.
That you see and comprehend and do as opposed to see, comprehend/guess,
and respond... and get an error code or not...
On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Dan Shafer wrote:
> Great point. I suspect the preference you point out for mouse vs. keyboard
> as primary interaction mechanism explains a lot of stuff.
> On 3/26/06, Dennis Brown <see3d at writeme.com> wrote:
> > Dan,
> > You being a writer, most likely never have your fingers far from the
> > keyboard. It makes sense to me that you would operate in that way.
> > However, I being a very image oriented person, never have my fingers
> > far from the mouse, and dislike having to go to the keyboard for
> > anything I can point and click. I rarely use cmd-key alternatives
> > except for the occasional qspazxcv --which are the basic common set
> > for all apps.
> > So count me in with Dr. Miller on this one.
> > Dennis
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