Posted Aug 15, 2012 2:45 UTC (Wed) by dskoll
In reply to: The Desktop
Parent article: The GNOME project at 15
Hmm, I'm not sure what camera you're using, but my digital camera has roughly the same interface as my first 110 film camera from 25 years ago... point and press the button.
I also grew up with rotary phones, and I grant you that the mechanism to enter a string of digits has changed, but the basic interface is still the same: You pick up, dial or press a bunch of numbers (huh? Who in their right mind forces people to remember or write down strings of digits?) and your call goes through. Even cell phones are basically the same; you just have to press the green "send" button at the end.
Keeping the interface stable is great for usability until you push so far that the old interface is inadequate, and then you may need a radical rethink.
Sure, you're right. My point is that most people think the "old" interface (ie, something Windows-XP-like or XFCE-like) is perfectly adequate for desktop PCs.
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