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Re: Of applications and documents

From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Of applications and documents
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 06:11:24 +0200

David Adam Bordoley writes:
> Pascal Bourguignon writes: 
> > 
> > How plan  you to make  it more successful  than the Lisa  (ancestor of
> > Macintosh) or the OpenDoc architecture? 
> > 
> >
> Open doc was an idea ahead of its time. 
> Its pretty clear to me that the application metaphor doesn't scale well at 
> all once you amass a large number of different tasks (see the windows start 
> menu for instance), plus from a user stand point its much more natural to 
> approach using a computer by manipulating the data as oppose to using 
> programs (for instance a view of your music should always provide a music 
> playing interface, as oppose to needing to start a music playing app). 
> How do I plan to make it more succesful. Well by making it work of course :) 
> Simply implementing another windows/mac clone seems pretty silly to me, 
> clearly gnome and kde have already for the most part succeeded at that (for 
> better or worst), linuxstep/gnustep on the other hand, really have a chance 
> to truly create a new and much more usable system. Anyway my words are 
> really more for encouragement and the hope that linuxstep can really become 
> something better than the rest :) 
> dave

For example,  the first  step would probably  to remove the  menus, as
they're known.  Each  object should have its own  pop-up menu, used to
send them their  proper messages.  Users are not  ready to accept that
it seems.

Smalltalk was close to that. Oberon too.

Do not adjust your mind, there is a fault in reality.

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