O'Reilly: Remixing How We Use the Open Source Desktop
Apr 22, 2005, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jono Bacon)
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"In recent years, the desktop, be it commercial or not, has
evolved into a network aware base for running applications.
Although the desktop has been through an extensive round of
spit-sheening, largely driven by orange-sunglasses wearing
usability engineers, the desktop is still largely un-integrated.
Sure, you can take content from one program and embed it another
program; a kind of glorified cut and paste, but the applications
still don't integrate together in ways that really benefit the
"To understand how to design for proper integration, you need to
first explore what people actually use their computers for..."