Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 14:35 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As I already explained in the first Usability Terms article, consistency goes a long way in ensuring a pleasurable user experience in graphical user interfaces. While some user interfaces appear to be more graphically consistent than others, Windows has always appeared to be worse than most others - probably because it carries with it stuff that dates back to the 16bit era. IStartedSomething agrees with this, and started the Windows UI TaskForce.
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RE[4]: Why?
by StephenBeDoper on Sun 1st Jun 2008 22:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why?"
StephenBeDoper
Member since:
2005-07-06

That's rule 23 of OSNews, I'm afraid: if a post mentions Microsoft in any way, shape, or form then 65% of all comments *must* contain comments that would have been considered "old meme" 5 years ago (65% is a minimum).

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RE[5]: Why?
by google_ninja on Sun 1st Jun 2008 22:47 in reply to "RE[4]: Why?"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

This is actually completely amazing me. It is completely out of context in any way, shape or form from either the parent comment (mine) or the original article. Someone literally clicked the comments section, completely ignored both the link, summery, and virtually every other comment on the page. He then proceeded to write something which might be considered mildly insightful if it WERE taken in the right context, and it was still 2006.

That is bad enough, what blows my mind is that there were 3 other people who saw something completely inane, but noticing it had Microsoft and DRM in the same paragraph, decided it was clever, and voted it up.

I remember when we used to make fun of the slashdot readership. Guess what guys, we have become yet another gibbering horde of idiots.

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RE[6]: Why?
by StephenBeDoper on Sun 1st Jun 2008 23:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Why?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Sadly, that sort of thing has become the rule rather than the exception here. The standard seems to be: either you're rabidly, dogmatically opposed to everything that Microsoft does - or - prepare to be labeled a Microsoft shill.

That is bad enough, what blows my mind is that there were 3 other people who saw something completely inane, but noticing it had Microsoft and DRM in the same paragraph, decided it was clever, and voted it up.


Often times, the comment score is only useful as a measure of how strongly the echo chamber effect is in a particular comment thread.

The truly amusing part is that there are posters here who appear to be steadfastly-convinced that OSNews is absolutely crawling with Microsoft advocates. Anyone who believes that should seriously head over to the ArsTechnica "Battlefront" forum and look up the posting histories of folks like PeterB, Paul Hill, seta, Venture, EvilMerlin, or pdampier (who is in fact an employee of Microsoft).

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RE[6]: Why?
by sbergman27 on Sun 1st Jun 2008 23:31 in reply to "RE[5]: Why?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I remember when we used to make fun of the slashdot readership. Guess what guys, we have become yet another gibbering horde of idiots.

I think we are still doing somewhat better than that. We squabble and we argue. And yeah, there is more talking and less listening going on these days. But I have a hunch that there is still hope for us. ;-)

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