C++ problem -Problems

xarius xarius at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 16:26:39 PDT 2004


On 30 Aug 2004 01:17:04 +0200, Björn Lindberg <d95-bli at nada.kth.se> wrote:
> Hui Zhou <zhouhui at wam.umd.edu> writes:
> 
> > On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 02:37:18AM +0200, Bj?rn Lindberg wrote:
> > >I agree with Ian here. If gaining widespread acceptance means making
> > > Linux to be like Windoze,
> >
> > That's your interpretation. To pay attention to what *idiots* need
> > (intuitive)
> 
> Intuition is expectations based on previous experience. Since the
> "desktop" metaphor is not one anymore, "intuitive" pretty much means
> Windows. I consider the concept of "intuitive behaviour" to be grossly
> misused, and is basically a cop-out people use, because they cannot
> figure out how a good UI should look & behave.
> 
> > doesn't mean to immitate Windoze although that is more
> > intuitive than linux currently
> > in most aspects.
> 
> See above. Windoze is "intuitive" only because it is what people are
> used to. If we do not consider Windoze good enough, we should not
> strive for "intuitive" behaviour.
> 
> > >I am not interested. And if general
> > >computing is ever to move forward, dumbing it down to the lowest level
> > >has to cease.
> >
> > I am having trouble figuring out what you mean here. Does the lowest
> > level refer to register level programing or something else?
> 
> With "lowest level" I meant what is usually referred to as "easy to
> use". Percieved ease of use often conflicts with properties such as
> power and flexibility.
> 
> (The above is not the best piece of English I've ever written, but it
> is late and I'm tired. :-)
> 
> Björn

The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple. After that, it's all
learned. (Bruce Ediger, bediger at teal.csn.org, in comp.os.linux.misc,
on X interfaces.)

heh, just signed up to the list and thought that an appropriate
humourous quote for the situation at hand!
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