Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Apr 2010 15:48 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Dan Hon makes a thought-provoking assertion in his blog: remember all the ridiculous, unrealistic computer interfaces that Hollywood characters are always using, showing "hackers" infiltrating systems by flying through virtual reality worlds of strange codes, and cutesy animations accompanying every task? Hon's point is that instead of ridiculing these unrealistic interfaces, maybe we should try to emulate them. He makes a pretty good case.
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RE[2]: Just Two Ideas
by olefiver on Fri 16th Apr 2010 20:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Just Two Ideas"
olefiver
Member since:
2008-04-04

As long as nothing gets Deleted! by automagic, I see no problem with the idea of the PC knowing the time the user have worked against a textdocument or other file.
If the user decides to delete a random folder with some potentially important based on time spent creating, the system would give a heads up.

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RE[3]: Just Two Ideas
by r_a_trip on Sat 17th Apr 2010 12:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Just Two Ideas"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

The system should always warn against deletion. Most systems do.

A creation duration indicator could be included, but it won't stop some (most?) people from skipping the reading part and still delete the stuff they wanted to keep.

No amount of coding can guard against nonchalance and computer illiteracy.

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