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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Just Two Ideas
by Nathan O. on Fri 16th Apr 2010 16:47 UTC
Nathan O.
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2005-08-11

What if we:

1) Tracked the difference between a computer doing things and a person doing things? (And maybe there could be shades of grey, like when you access a shortcut and the machine therefore opens a file on your behalf)

2) Tracked how much people / computers used files or other data, toward the goal of profiling the difference in importance of a file so that, for example, upon deleting something I spent hours making, my computer could say, "Yeah, you spent hours making this. You sure you want to delete?"

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