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Free Software Magazine: Format Wars

Jan 23, 2005, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

[ Thanks to marco for this link. ]

"Real programmers love their applications' source code: the faster and more elegant it is, the better. Users are after very different things: they seem to want simplicity, flashy colors, nice icons and tons of options. In spite of these reasons, or perhaps because of them, programmers and users often forget what lies in the middle of it all: information.

"Almost all software applications are used to manage information so these applications are worthless without information to process, store and display. For example, you could use a word processor to write letters or video editing suites to edit footage of your girlfriend at the beach..."

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