Linked by Scott Cabana on Thu 2nd Dec 2004 20:18 UTC
Editorial A couple of days ago, I read an interesting article by Kevin Kostis about how complex computer systems are and how they have a long way to go. I have to partly agree with his assessment, however a lot of folks don't take the time to learn about there own investment.
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by Chris on Fri 3rd Dec 2004 23:13 UTC

Oh, it wasn't an argument; just a statement. I don't think we should teach Aunt Tillie LaTex; that's our secret ;) . I think we should make Word processors simple with more mouse involvement. If I want to center text, I should be able to click on a bar on the left and pull it to the center; causing the text to auto center, or if I pull it less to indent for quotations.
This sort of thing, less buttons and menus.

I actually started learning LaTex today and I LOVE it. It's like html, but powerful!

I'm no UI genius, just saying that Word processors have awful UI; it's too complex and unnatural and sometimes TOO automated.