Linked by David Adams on Fri 5th Aug 2011 16:08 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces A couple of days ago I read a blog post by Stephen Ramsay, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. In it, he mentions that he has all but abandoned the GUI and finds the command line to be "faster, easier to understand, easier to integrate, more scalable, more portable, more sustainable, more consistent, and many, many times more flexible than even the most well-thought-out graphical apps." I found this very thought-provoking, because, like Ramsay, I spend a lot of time thinking about "The Future of Computing," and I think that the CLI, an interface from the past, might have a place in the interface of the future.
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I actually miss the days of viewing images with Alchemy in Dos. It was like magic to see what was always an ascii/ansi text environment showing full colour photos.

These days, there are times when I'd really like to just pop open an browser, video or image without having to load into a full GUI.

(I know viewing video can be done, I just haven't looked into it yet.. more interesting projects ahead of it on the list)

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