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Distribution quotes of the week

Distribution quotes of the week

Posted Oct 2, 2012 20:59 UTC (Tue) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
In reply to: Distribution quotes of the week by SEMW
Parent article: Distribution quotes of the week

That's much closer to what I want in UIs. I call it "making sense" and I find it to be more important than what is called "intuitive" these days. As an example, vi "makes sense" (via mnemonics mainly) but is not "intuitive". To be fair, Vim adds things that no longer have good mnemonics if only because there are only so many keys available on a standard keyboard, but that falls under "user memory" for the large part since I doubt I use more than maybe 50 distinct key pattern sequences day-to-day[1].

[1]Number pulled roughly from nowhere, but it sounds about right. I should really keylogger myself to find it out and then try to learn things that minimize those (I'm prone to scrolling by holding j/k lots of times when skimming code).


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