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Point and click GUIs: why are we still stuck with them?

Jul 12, 2010, 03:06 (18 Talkback[s])
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"There's a delightful story that does the rounds regarding one of the founding fathers of Linux.

"It's said that during the early days of the opensource operating system's development, this fellow took to attending conferences in complete silence.

"All attempts to communicate via means other than hand gestures were refused. Instead, he pointed at things.

"Apocryphal or not, the tale remains highly relevant today. Our hero's beef was with the windows-based graphical interface metaphor and its knack for turning us into mouse-pointing morons."

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