[OT] Text Editor vs IDE aka ctrl-s froze VI
torriem at chem.byu.edu
Fri Oct 14 15:36:52 MDT 2005
On Fri, 2005-10-14 at 15:06 -0600, Barry Roberts wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 02:11:24PM -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
> > Again, intuitiveness is relative.
> I disagree. No computer user interface is intuitive. I like the old
> (in Internet years) saying that the only "intuitive" interface is the
> nipple. Everything else is learned.
And as I mentioned, even this one is not intuitive in the sense that
it's known without any experience or knowledge; it's all learned. But
intuitiveness is really a measurement of how easily someone can learn
something given a basic set of underlying operational principles. So
yes, it is relative to those things. And it certainly is possible to
make something more or less intuitive. This is a fact that we simply
cannot dispute. What is in dispute is the core assumptions that we each
base our idea of "intuitive" on.
> Barry Roberts
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Michael Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu>
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