Linked by David Adams on Fri 5th Aug 2011 16:08 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces A couple of days ago I read a blog post by Stephen Ramsay, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. In it, he mentions that he has all but abandoned the GUI and finds the command line to be "faster, easier to understand, easier to integrate, more scalable, more portable, more sustainable, more consistent, and many, many times more flexible than even the most well-thought-out graphical apps." I found this very thought-provoking, because, like Ramsay, I spend a lot of time thinking about "The Future of Computing," and I think that the CLI, an interface from the past, might have a place in the interface of the future.
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by wayne1932 on Sun 7th Aug 2011 13:17 UTC
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There is a definite problem for those of us who are keyboard challenged. I can type at 50/60 wpm, but accuracy is in the dump. I have used the CLI, but by the time I have checked it for accuracy, (is that one or two spaces, is that a 0 or O, or a 1 or l?, or a typo) I feel that longing for a GUI which just asks me what I want.

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