OT: Original iMac ad influences

Judy Perry katheryn.swynford at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 10:58:33 EDT 2008


Oh man, I'm totally with you there (on the UI and usability issues).

Regrettably, that's a topic for whenever I get to teach CS majors again :-/

And that;s not happening until economic conditions here chabnge and CS
enrolment goes up, etc.

Best regards, (and I';ll try to see you on ChatRev soon -- have youy &
Mark seen the trailer for the new Disney "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"
movie?  Iit's the bobo chihuahua song but better done methinks)...


On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 3:29 AM, Björnke von Gierke <bvg at mac.com> wrote:


> When I think of how computers change real life, I always think on how UI's
> are degrading in usability and intuitivity. A remote used to have a button
> for everything, yet never featured more then 30 buttons. These days there's
> hardly a remote to be found with less then 50 buttons, and they always are
> able to invoke some sort of software menu (or even several different ones)
> on the tv to make a gazillion of settings. Both the remotes and the software
> menus normally are hard to use and incompatible with any other usage
> pattern, just like computers.
> Björnke

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