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From: "martin dodge" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 03:55 PM
Subject: [MAPPING-CYBERSPACE] The Next Computer Interface article,
| Hi, this article from the Technology Review maybe of interest.
| The Next Computer Interface
| By Claire Tristram
| The desktop metaphor was a brilliant innovation-30 years ago.
Now it's an
| unmanageable mess, and the search is on for a better way to
Well, first of all, I'm not an organization that needs a
"value-added solution" to anything. Second of all, I already have
my $50 Brain. By the way, The Brain has a chronological bar across
the bottom of the screen that I rarely use. But it's there, as an
option, among many available in The Brain. Why do these people
keep trying to reinvent the wheel? What the world needs is a more
flexible, user-configurable Brain, not some new "diary" interface.
About the only advantage I can see for scopeware is that it
circumvents The Brain patents.
Just my two cents worth of frustration over every new interface
that claims to transform the computer experience. The best
improvement I've found for my personal computing experience beyond
The Brain has been a pen and tablet interface that avoids the
idiotic mouse, one of the poorest results of the Xerox PARC
research. Does anybody out there actually like mice? Can you say
"Carpel Tunnel Syndrome"?