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."