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____/ JEDIDIAH on Tuesday 30 Aug 2011 18:09 : \____
> On 2011-08-30, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> ____/ Homer on Tuesday 30 Aug 2011 16:07 : \____
>>> Computing is not a fashion statement, it's a science, and it's purpose
>>> is to provide function, not be hung on a gallery wall. And if it were a
>>> purely aesthetic art, it'd be a rather dull one, if every example of
>>> that art was merely a "unified" clone of the rest.
>>> And that's before one considers the insidious political ramifications of
>>> "unification". The very nature of individuality is such that there can
>>> never be any "unification" without oppression. Ever.
>> The hammer vs. screwdriver metaphor is an excellent one. But I guess that,
>> for some purposes, it is useful to have an environment that can easily
>> be adjusted to phones, overhead screens, and 22-inch monitors. It's
> It's a useful thing to have available in your toolchest.
> It's not a useful thing to try to force on everyone in every situation.
> Different form factors should have different design approaches that take
> the form factor in use into account.
If the UI is too crude, powerful machines look crippled. It the UI is very
rich, old machines fail to cope. UI that's unified is a Bad Idea.
~~ Best of wishes
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