Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Friday, June 06, 2003

 

Chipper comments on my de-clutter the user interface! rant. He's another red-eyed knight that's spent too long in the biz....



I remember, when the mac first came out - and the research that spawned it was done - most people didn't touchtype. In fact, typing was looked down upon by males and managers - it was a weenie skill. It was a woman's skill. I got looked down upon for being able to type so well in the 80s. As a managerial type leaned on me to help get his report out he probably thought - sure that sissy geek can type - I'll bet his golf game sucks.

Now, everybody types. Everybody mouses. I'm certain that this is not entirely an improvement on the 80s. My first drafts come out a lot faster and cleaner if I dictate them and get someone else to type them up.I wish there were still secretary pools for that kind of work.

Hey you out there, with cramps in your mouse hand! Get with 00s, man. It's time for a renassance of the cntrl key and the function keys. It's time to take back the desktop!

There's no waves... I have a first draft I need to finish, and a tape deck... hmmm.... Maybe it's time for some golf. I haven't cracked 98 in a while.
Outta here
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