Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 11th Aug 2004 07:53 UTC
Editorial Computers are complex systems but it's a mistake to assume they need to be complex to use. However, usability is not as easy as it may first seem. It is a different discipline from software development lacking the strict logic or having a "right way". There are only differing requirements and differing collections of guidelines. Making things easy is difficult.
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Nothing about AI
by Peter on Wed 11th Aug 2004 10:30 UTC

Artificial Intelligence could learn from users habits and simplify their life. Use of AI would improve a lot the whole Human-Computer interaction. I, the user, should never have to do something I can trust the computer to do. Take for example installing the apps... why should I bother downloading, configuring, compiling an application? Why should I even manage the updating if I don't wanna? If I trust the providers of my App all this should happen when I sleep. What I'm talking about is not an utopia thing, it is already implemented:
http://zero-install.sourceforge.net
too bad that is seldom used.