Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 01:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "We're able to produce absolutely stunning websites and mobile apps with great interaction design. Interfaces that are smooth and fun and let us understand information without even trying. But when it comes to email clients, we get a bit of a boring feeling, like using an old piece of software from 10 years ago. I think we can do better. So let's do that." Great ideas and beautiful design by Tobias van Schneider, but why he would forcefully shoehorn this clearly digital UI into Mac OS X is beyond me. It has no place there. This just screams Metro.
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RE[2]: Author is wrong.
by tidux on Wed 11th Jul 2012 13:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Author is wrong."
tidux
Member since:
2011-08-13

What the hell is "email as popular use case?" It's a protocol. Words have meanings.

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RE[3]: Author is wrong.
by pysiak on Wed 11th Jul 2012 13:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Author is wrong."
pysiak Member since:
2008-01-01

When you start doing business, working with the world (not just technical folks), communicating in a way that is understood by people you will find out that EMAIL is: someone's account, a button to send email, a document being sent, a concept which means that someone will get what you send. That it is WHAT YOU DO to achieve a goal.

EMAIL WAS RFC822 or whatever when it was used by a fraction of people.
EMAIL currently IS a USE-CASE. It's a verb.

So when this guy wants to describe something for the people, he uses words with meanings for those people. Not accuracy-loving geeks but normal-erring folks who share photos of their kids with their grandmas :-)

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RE[4]: Author is wrong.
by tidux on Wed 11th Jul 2012 15:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Author is wrong."
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

That's what I like to call "wrong." I refuse to coddle people by condoning that level of idiocy.

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RE[3]: Author is wrong.
by Delgarde on Wed 11th Jul 2012 23:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Author is wrong."
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

What the hell is "email as popular use case?" It's a protocol. Words have meanings.


No. POP and IMAP and SMTP are protocols. "Email" is a category of tools that use those protocols. "Email" is what human beings actually use.

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RE[3]: Author is wrong.
by Soulbender on Thu 12th Jul 2012 02:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Author is wrong."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It's a protocol.


No it isn't. That's like saying regular "mail" is the mail truck, and only the mail truck.
"Email" is what we send and receive using a number of different protocols.

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