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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Re: John Nilsson (IP:
by John Nilsson on Thu 12th Aug 2004 23:03 UTC

somewhere in the system the code that provides the functionality to open word documents, JPEGs, MP3s and the like must exist

But they don't need an UI, only an API.