Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Jan 2013 23:42 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Ever since I bought my HTC HD7 way back in October 2010, I have been hooked on Windows Phone. Without even being able to test-drive the new operating system (The Netherlands didn't get Windows Phone 7 until a year later), I imported the HD7 from the US - the minimalist, stark, clean, flat, and textual interface spoke to me, and I just knew I would like it. And like it, I did.
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RE[8]: Comment by Beerfloat
by Beerfloat on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 15:56 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Beerfloat"
Beerfloat
Member since:
2011-06-05

Words take meaning from being useful symbols for concepts. You want to reduce the meaning of the computing concept known as the window to include screens, tabs, cards, views, printouts, and anything else you feel like? I don't agree, but I'd like to point out you're missing an opportunity here to be even more obtuse. Why not just call everything 'things'?

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RE[9]: Comment by Beerfloat
by dragossh on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 18:42 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Beerfloat"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

No, he's arguing that mobile UIs do contain what we usually think of as "windows, icons, menus" except the windows are full screen. It's the same as OS X's full screen mode, which makes a window chromeless and take over a screen.

I'd also argue that cards *are* indeed windows: you could even open more than one card per app in webOS.

You are right in the sense that each screen in a touch app is a view, but so is the window content in a desktop app. It's really the same technology, but with a slightly different presentation and marketed to sound like it's new ... almost like cloud computing.

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RE[9]: Comment by Beerfloat
by kwan_e on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 00:00 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Beerfloat"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Words take meaning from being useful symbols for concepts. You want to reduce the meaning of the computing concept known as the window to include screens, tabs, cards, views, printouts, and anything else you feel like? I don't agree, but I'd like to point out you're missing an opportunity here to be even more obtuse. Why not just call everything 'things'?


Does a glasshouse have windows?

It also applies the other way, when you disqualify something from belonging in a class of objects for completely arbitrary criteria (as you have done), then the class is also meaningless. A class that exists defined by how many things are not in it is useless.

Distinction without difference.

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