[ILUG] OT:My dream come true
bauwolf at indigo.ie
Tue Mar 20 15:14:15 GMT 2001
Microsoft Research are working on a shell for the desktop that does much the
same thing, and just like this it'll also suffer from the same problems.
User Focus moves from one object [And I don't mean anything OO], to another
object in single steps. Fill the walls with all those browsers and/or
applications and two things happen. You may find it difficult to find the
information you require quickly and can get disoriented if you alter views
too many times [Which way is up again?], also throw a few animated gif's
amongst that content. You'll soon get sick of things blinking in and out of
your peripheral vision. VR headsets have a nasty habit of causing headaches
and motion sickness after prolonged use thereby excluding them from heavy
use by computing professionals.
The desktop paradigm is currently the standard for computer GUI interaction
and with good reason...it actually works. Sure it's sucky for dynamic media
as you require greater and greater screen area to have more instances of
visual media running and visable to you at once but it'll do until someone
comes up with something better.
The only GUI improvement I can think of at the moment is the simplification
of the filesystem view for newbie users, one of the most frequent action
newbies [And sometimes even battle scared veterans such as ourselves]
perform is to hunt around for files they can't find in the large mess of a
OS filesystem that has evolved over the years.
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