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16 bookmarks. First posted by willcanderson 11 days ago.


almost everything on computers is perceptually slower than it was in 1983
amber-screen library computer in 1998: type in two words and hit F3. search results appear instantly.
now: type in two words, wait for an AJAX popup. get a throbber for five seconds. oops you pressed a key, your results are erased
design  software  retro  computing  text  interface  cli 
8 days ago by joeld
The belief that GUIs are more intuitive is marketing for GUIs.
GUIs are in no way more intuitive than keyboard interfaces using function keys such as the POS I posted earlier. Nor do they need to be.
ui  design 
11 days ago by geof
A provocative sentence which isn't really true (have you had to load anything off a floppy or tape lately?), but also a pretty interesting thread.
interfaces  design  software  databases  point-of-sale  1990s  1980s 
11 days ago by brennen
almost everything on computers is perceptually slower than it was in 1983
ui 
11 days ago by willcanderson