Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Jun 2007 13:44 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Federkiel writes: "People working with Apple computers are used to a very consistent user experience. For a large part this stems from the fact that the Lisa type of GUI does not have the fight between MDI and SDI. The question simply never arises, because the Lisa type of GUI does not offer the choice to create either of both; it's something different all along. I usually think of it as 'MDI on steroids unified with a window manager'. It virtually includes all benefits of a SDI and and the benefits of an MDI." Read on for how I feel about this age-old discussion.
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Why the hurry?
by B. Janssen on Sun 24th Jun 2007 17:16 UTC
B. Janssen
Member since:
2006-10-11

What I don't get is the obsession with short ways and speed, that's a manufacturing belt mentality and reduces the human being to a time factor. The value of my work, computer work BTW, is not measured in units but in quality. My employer couldn't care less if I performed a repetitive mundane computer task with a 100 or a 1000 clicks a day as long as my code is A-OK.

That being said I love my setup -- menus pop up under my mouse pointer if I press hot-keys on the keyboard -- I'd hardly say it is the fastest way of doing things, but it works for me.

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RE: Why the hurry?
by samkes on Mon 25th Jun 2007 05:11 in reply to "Why the hurry?"
samkes Member since:
2006-03-08

It's not so much about being in a hurry as it is about getting rid of unnecessary work.

I have to use my computer every day, and pretty much all day. Two extra clicks for doing a task starts to get annoying pretty fast if there is no good reason for the extra clicks to be there. Especially for people used to the expressiveness of the commandline.

Regarding your employer, if it takes you twice as long to do your work because you spend most of your time doing 1000 clicks when you could be doing 100, I'm pretty sure he'd start caring about why half your salary is spent clicking around when you could be doing actual work.

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