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Re: Of applications and documents

From: Chad Hardin
Subject: Re: Of applications and documents
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 14:26:52 -0700
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True, the typical user finds such a system too complicated. You ever watch someone use OS/2 for the first time, they're completely lost and confused. In my opinion, people want to use their computer to do tasks, not manipulate objects.


Pascal Bourguignon wrote:

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.

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