Re: Reducing the number of special uris in gnome

On Fri, 28 Jun 2002, Dick Porter wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 28, 2002 at 11:42:39AM -0400, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On 27 Jun 2002, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> > > In general this is bad from a ui perspective, since they are not
> > > connected in a meaningful way (no hierarchy like a file system just
> > > random locations). I have a solution. 
> > 
> > I think you are doing a major error in this thinking. Normal people (i.e. 
> > not unix hackers) in general don't think hierarchies are that easy to 
> > understand. Ever tried to explain the unix filesystem tree concept to 
> > someone who just wanted to change his desktop background and then go on 
> > getting his work done?
> > 
> > Most peoples mind work spatially. You remember specific places, such as 
> > "the place where the settings are", and not the location of it in some 
> > abstract hierarchy. 
> You don't address letters very often then, I assume?

No I don't. But i don't get your comment either. Maybe I would if I did.

Physical addresses are notoriously non-hierarchial and semi-random though 
(except perhaps on manhattan), and people manage them pretty well.

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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