Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 15:23 UTC
Mac OS X As you have surely noticed by now, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs held his keynote speech yesterday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. So far, the responses have been mixed; I have seen a lot of excitement, but also a lot of disappointment. Personally, I am not really sure where I stand.
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The way it should be IMO
by jaylaa on Tue 12th Jun 2007 16:41 UTC
jaylaa
Member since:
2006-01-17

I don't use a Mac, but talk about it's incremental progress remind me of the similar complaints about each Gnome release.

But I think this is a good way to be. Big changes all at once break things and upset people. Frequent small changes get just as much done without as much trauma. Only problem I see is that you actually have to pay for the incremental OSX updates.

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RE: The way it should be IMO
by spikeb on Tue 12th Jun 2007 16:51 in reply to "The way it should be IMO"
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

agreed

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RE[2]: The way it should be IMO
by tryphcycle on Tue 12th Jun 2007 17:05 in reply to "The way it should be IMO"
tryphcycle Member since:
2006-02-16

"I don't use a Mac"

then... maybe your opinion is sort-a mute? Right?

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jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

"then... maybe your opinion is sort-a mute? Right?"

Absolutely not. Some of the best kinds of testers for an application are people who have never used it before, or who don't use it on a regular basis...especially for usability studies. More often than not they'll reveal flaws that other folks would have overlooked due to the different ways they use an app.

The first thing I do with any personal projects I release is park my technical-as-a-rock girlfriend in front of it and watch her click around...it's amazing how much more I learn about non-geek usability that way.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

That would be "moot".

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