[FoRK] UI evolution

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Sat Feb 16 07:54:53 PST 2013

And as the need for every more elaborate user interfaces increases, we will
no doubt have to learn elaborate dance moves in order bend computers to our

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Joseph S. Barrera III <j3 at barrera.org>wrote:

> In the beginning was the command line (to coin a phrase). You typed
> commands and things happened. But the commands different from OS to OS. If
> you didn't know the commands, you were screwed.
> Then we had WIMP with menus. If you didn't know what you were doing but
> you knew you wanted to do something with a file, or you wanted to change
> how you were viewing things, you could click on the appropriate menu and
> drill down until you found what you wanted.
> I'm going to skip over "ribbons". You're welcome.
> Now we are moving to magic swipes, gestures, six-fingered chords and
> movements. It's all very elegant. But the gestures differ from OS to OS. If
> you don't know the gestures, you're screwed.
> - Joe
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