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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RE: Macbook Wheel
by jello on Fri 5th Aug 2011 18:59 UTC in reply to "Macbook Wheel"
jello
Member since:
2006-08-08

In this video is mentioned that one guy spent 45 minutes writing an email to his friend with this Macbook Wheel, and then they show a 2 sentence email...

Also the Hummingbird battery coming with this $2600 laptop can power the computer for almost 20 minutes...

One must really be an Apple fan-boy to call this progress...

Maybe this video is a joke and not portraying an official Apple product...

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RE[2]: Macbook Wheel
by viton on Fri 5th Aug 2011 19:36 in reply to "RE: Macbook Wheel"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Maybe this video is a joke and not portraying an official Apple product...
Bingo!

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RE[2]: Macbook Wheel
by ebasconp on Fri 5th Aug 2011 22:01 in reply to "RE: Macbook Wheel"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

I think the problem is that you cannot embed a youtube video inside the <sarcasm> and </sarcasm> tags ;)

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RE[2]: Macbook Wheel
by benb320 on Fri 5th Aug 2011 23:10 in reply to "RE: Macbook Wheel"
benb320 Member since:
2010-02-23

you thought that was real!?!? haha it is not, it is a joke video made by the onion news network, look them up, they have some pretty funny stuff!

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RE[3]: Macbook Wheel
by mrstep on Sat 6th Aug 2011 22:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Macbook Wheel"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

Given it's fake, but they really did a great job with it. I love my Apple products, but getting rid of the keyboard and replacing it with a click-wheel was a classic.

Along those lines, sometimes you see these 'how do I fix XXXXX in iTunes", and half the time the answer is 'hold cmd-option while launching it' or 'press option while clicking on the Update button'. Uh... I know it's just me, but when did having invisible options become easier than just putting those under a 'Advanced' options pane somewhere for doing special tasks that most people don't need to see? Totally hidden is easier? Really?

And that's where the Onion video got it so right!

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RE[2]: Macbook Wheel
by clasqm on Sat 6th Aug 2011 06:06 in reply to "RE: Macbook Wheel"
clasqm Member since:
2010-09-23

See the date it was uploaded: April 1, 2009

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