Another neat thing is in NT5 (w2k), menus are dynamically
shuffled so that when you drop down a menu, only your commonly used
selections appear. To make the full menu show you need to hover a bit.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Long [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 10:42 PM
> To: fork@xent.ICS.uci.edu
> Subject: RE: Cyc KB
> >One of the requirements for Cyc (or any comparable project) is a
> >language that can be used by both humans and software
> systems to share a
> >conversation about the real world -- the "ontology" in Cyc terms.
> Forget about conversation; how about just the level of
> communication one has
> with horses, mules, working dogs, performing dolphins, etc.
> (good, do more
> of that / no, I didn't want that, try something else)?
> Is anyone aware of software systems that afford this style of
> Some KPT products offer a "give me something else" mode, and
> I think that
> QuickBooks silences the confirmation dialogs when doing a
> long sequence of
> modifications. Neither of those really go that far, but
> they're a step
> beyond rudimentary ^C/ESC handling...
> Of course, since we've generally switched over to machines
> instead of labor,
> perhaps consistency *is* very important, even when (as per
> the perl FAQ) one
> consistently gets worst-case behavior.
> Given suitable infinite-level undo, would you find proactive
> software tools
> helpful, or annoying?