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  • This is a great post and what I really like about it is how it takes the battle to the "GUIs are useless" crowd (though I don't believe you intended this). By having direct, first-hand experience with user interaction, what you're pointing out repeatedly is that just because something is "correct" doesn't mean that it satisfies user expectations/needs. That's a point that the "CLI only" crowd often seems to miss.

    In any event, thanks for explaining this.

    • by tgape (9307) on 2010.01.01 12:57 (#71463) Journal

      Not really. As part of the splinter group "GUIs should be useless, because I dislike needing to use them" crowd, I feel I understand enough of what the "GUIs are useless" crowd thinks to confidently state, this would, at best, tell them y'all are finally concerned with *some* of the right things, but you still have a long way to come.

      However, they'd more likely skim, and come away with the overall impression that GUIs are bad and prone to flicker - nothing they didn't already know.