Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Apr 2010 15:48 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Dan Hon makes a thought-provoking assertion in his blog: remember all the ridiculous, unrealistic computer interfaces that Hollywood characters are always using, showing "hackers" infiltrating systems by flying through virtual reality worlds of strange codes, and cutesy animations accompanying every task? Hon's point is that instead of ridiculing these unrealistic interfaces, maybe we should try to emulate them. He makes a pretty good case.
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Good Idea
by red_devel on Fri 16th Apr 2010 16:25 UTC
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This is a great idea. This should be implemented in a way so that real world, everyday paradigms are carried into the user's computer experience. For example, the daily paradigm of moving through your "house" could be translated into navigating your PC. You could find "documents" by clicking papers on tables, and open "programs" by interacting with objects in the room. Here's a mockup of what it might look like:

http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/taouu/html/graphics/bobhome1p.png

Now we just need a cool name for it....

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