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ONLamp: The Path to Unified Interaction

Jul 22, 2004, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jono Bacon)

"The reason why this story jumped to the front of my mind was when I was reading Preston Gralla's O'Reilly Weblog entry about him using Linux for the first time. Preston is obviously an intelligent chap and he knows Windows XP inside out, but when he used Linux it just didn't sit right with him. Although it probably made technical sense to him, there was something about the system that just did not enthuse him to dump Windows XP, burn all copies of his book and tattoo a penguin on his posterior. This was the same kind of effect that I experienced many years back when that mouse just did not sit right with my Nanna. It makes me wonder what determines people to have preferences and choice.

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