Re: [Usability] Re: Control-center styles
- From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs noisehavoc org>
- To: merchan phys lsu edu, desktop-devel-list gnome org, usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Re: Control-center styles
- Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 20:38:44 -0800
I'm going to skip over most of your mail because I'm on a horrible
connection right now, but I have one part I need to comment on.
On 28Dec2001 01:07AM (-0600), Gregory Merchan wrote:
> And how many were not Mac designers or trained by the same? My choice is not
> peculiar. The concepts I'm presenting are consistent with those in the CUA,
> but I do not use the odd language that they use. (Maybe I should.)
> The CUA is the basis, to varying degrees, of Windows, CDE, and OS/2.
> Windows has legacy bits from the age of fullscreen console apps.
> CDE, at least recent versions, is almost right on.
> OS/2, coming from the same source, follows most closely.
It's hard to take you seriously when you present OS/2 and CDE as
paragons of proper UI design. Both systems are clunky, awkward, and
facing imminent exctinction. If there is anyone out there to copy,
it's Mac OS X and Windows XP (yes, I've tried it, and it's a
significant step forward for Windows).
I don't think most people care what system is the most perfect
embodiment of CUA, which is an archaic and not all that successful
model of UI design.
who hopes he is administering a reality check and not just being
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