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I've only been awake for a few minutes and already I'm fluimmoxed. "The whole idea of using an athropomorphic user interface to the computer is considered to be one of the biggest obstacles in computing." which I took from greyyguy's journal.

I thought like... high computational speeds with more stable hardware and less heat bleed off was pretty high on the list, myself.
hehe .
To think that the thing that bothers a lot of people is the fact that computers don't have faces....


Apr. 24th, 2002 01:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Also...
I thought the LCD screen would be part of the problem, and figured that a WinCE device or Palm would be better then developing a whole new platform but didn't know if anyone was going in that direction. Now it turns out they are but not well :)

I can't wait till groups figure out that the whole content protection thing is just annoying customers. I would love to have a dozen books I've bought with me in my pocket, but can't because they haven't figured out how to keep me from stealing it yet.
Apr. 25th, 2002 12:15 am (UTC)
Re: Also...
Some of the WinCE devices out there have really nice screens; one of the machines I had on my desk had something like 400x600 resolution at 96 dpi. Add in ClearType and text was... it was GOOD. I found myself reading about half of The Divine Comedy on it one evening, when I'd just missed a ferry, and it was no trouble at all, not in the car in the darkened parking lot, not on the boat with the wierd flourescent light poking in through the windshield, not up in the passenger cabin. Now, if only I could remember how to set a bookmark...

Yep. Digital rights management is an utter crock at the moment, from the user's point of view. It also doesn't help that the publishers charge the trade-paperback price for most e-books, and full paperback price for the rest.


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