Linked by thesunnyk on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 22:14 UTC
Gnome "Gnome 3 has received a lot of disapproval of late, from the Gnome foundation being charged with not taking care of its users, or losing mindshare, to Gnome 3 itself being an unusable mess. I've been using Gnome 3 myself for a few months to sort the truth from the fiction, and to try and understand just how the Gnome foundation expects their newest shell to be used. I will end with some thoughts on how Gnome 3 can be improved. The review will require a fairly lengthy preface, however."
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RE[5]: Everything hidden
by thesunnyk on Tue 25th Sep 2012 06:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Everything hidden"
thesunnyk
Member since:
2010-05-21

I'm getting too deep into this metaphor to make it make sense any more. I just have to get out before I get myself into an Inception metaphor.

My point was really simple actually, and it's one used by detractors of skeuomorphism everywhere: that if a computer models something in the real world, it is then limited by that model, which doesn't need to be the case. For example, having a "book" with "pages", but the pages can scroll. It all gets a little silly, so pushing for a model in the real world at all is fruitless.

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RE[6]: Everything hidden
by r_a_trip on Wed 26th Sep 2012 13:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Everything hidden"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Computers are limited to humans. If there were no humans and computers did exist, I doubt there would be things as GUI's and metaphors.

The limitations (including skeuomorphism) are not there for the computers, they are there to let their digitally inferior makers interface with them. So basically anything that makes interacting with these machines easier is a go, technically silly or not.

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