Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 2nd Jul 2013 21:04 UTC
Editorial Like many of you, I've been watching the big changes in user interfaces over the past few years, trying to make sense of them all. Is there a common explanation for the controversies surrounding the Windows 8 UI and Unity? Where do GNOME 3, KDE, Cinnamon, and MATE fit in? This article offers one view.
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RE: Your Reality Check Bounced
by 3arn0wl on Sun 7th Jul 2013 08:41 UTC in reply to "Your Reality Check Bounced"
3arn0wl
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2013-07-03

I have to say I've always used a mouse or trackpad and clicked on icons, but even in the week that Douglas Engelbart died, I think you have a point(er!) - there is something to be said for keeping sticky, greasy mits well away from a screen. A physical keyboard (of the correct size) is preferable to an on-screen version too, which reduces the size of the window you're using. It's hard to deny that when a screen acts as both Input and Output device, it compromises both functions. Even with regard to smartphones, I guess that's the reason their optimum proportions appears to've been difficult to determine.

The more natural Input option for a phone is surely aural, but although there're good apps for that, it doesn't seem popular - at least not yet...

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