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"Method and apparatus for displaying a window for a user interface", my ass

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Mar. 13th, 2009 | 06:42 am
location: Sasona
mood: artisticartistic
music: Please Repeat - System-Pi

I was reading this article http://arstechnica.com/software/news/2009/01/dock-and-windows-7-taskbar.ars

OK, so windows on OS X represent "documents"; windows on Microsoft Windows represent "applications". Both of these metaphors annoy me. I think of them as "those things I want to look at, that the computer is hiding from me."

My attention is a resource to be conserved, and each of these abstractions/metaphors are an extra step between me and whatever it is that I want to get to, and each of them causes a variety of failures between user intention and action. Maybe I need to add another layer of abstraction on top of them.... maybe a QuickSilver plugin for PersonalBrain... or vice versa....

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Looky Looky

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from: yangenigma
date: Mar. 13th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
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...but you haz such a cute arse....

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Mar. 14th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
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;-)

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nationElectric

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from: nationelectric
date: Mar. 14th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
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"My attention is a resource to be conserved"

Well said.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Mar. 14th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

And in related news...

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