Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Aug 2008 23:50 UTC
Mac OS X An interesting article has been making its way around the internet the past few days, titled "Top 10 Usability Highs Of Mac OS". Mac OS X indeed does some things very, very right, just like many other operating systems and graphical environments do some things very, very right. The issue with the list of the article in question is that many of the items on the list are not exactly examples of "Usability Highs" at all.
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Imp of the Perverse
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Sorry, but seeing as Apple pioneered the Command-X/Command-C/Command-V paradigm

lol wut?

That was the case with UNIX long before Apple even existed. The only thing Apple "pioneered" was calling it CMD instead of ALT.

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apoclypse Member since:

Wrong again. The Cut and paste paradigm was first transferred to the computer by PARC, and guess who used it next. You guessed it, it was Apple and I'm pretty sure it was their idea to use command-c, command-v, command-x etc.

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Imp of the Perverse Member since:


Try reading *before* replying next time, it might make you look like less of a f00l.

It should be clear to anyone with a functioning braincell that I was talking about the use of META/ALT as the primary modifier - not copy-cut-paste

And if you actually read the link you posted, you would know that copy-cut-paste is nothing more than GUI version of the verb-object model.


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