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ZDNet: GNOME on the range

Aug 23, 2000, 17:29 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephan Somogyi)

"...none of this politico-marketing posturing folderol really matters. You see, the business about history being doomed to repeat has a rather large salt lick of truth to it. And the important lesson learnt waaay back in the 1980s is that human-interface consistency matters."

"In my spelunking around the GNOME site today, I found loads of documentation, white papers and other forms of text describing in intricate technical detail how the guts of GNOME work. But nowhere could I find the GNOME equivalent of the now-legendary Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines."

"It's good that Eazel, of all companies, is working on this, since it's staffed by many of the people who are responsible for the Mac's original human interface. ... But Eazel is not the GNOME Foundation... And Nautilus isn't the sum total of the GNOME user experience. While Eazel can lead by example, it's doubtful that this will be enough."

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