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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totally unnecessary post !
by kovacm on Sat 6th Aug 2011 18:35 UTC
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Ramsay goes on to describe scenarios, such as building a music playlist ("create playlist "country plus katy" from last 11") wherein a simple typed description would me much faster, and in fact much easier (even for a n00b) than all the clicking and dragging and menus that it would require using a GUI.


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