Neo1973 With Screen On at PopSci!

michael at michael at
Sat Feb 24 21:44:31 CET 2007

On Sat, 24 Feb 2007, Joe Pfeiffer wrote:

> michael at writes:
>> On Sat, 24 Feb 2007, Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
>>> I *think* the intent -- and what I'd like to see -- would be a "geek
>>> mode" checkbox, with a second screen (or more) specifying exactly what
>>> was being watched.  Going into geek mode would turn on whatever was
>>> set in the second screen; coming back out would turn off all geeky
>>> output but not forget those settings.
>> Why does it have to be one or the other? why not have a separate box to check
>> for "return to factory settings", orthogonal to geep/consumer mode?
>> Or better, a factory settings menu, where you can select which settings to
>> return to factory mode or not?
> Isn't that orthogonal?  "Reset factory settings", to me, means "let's
> reset things in the interface the user has customized", which is
> differnt somehow than "what do we want to log now?" (I'll grant that
> the latter could be regarded as a special case of the former, but it
> still seems qualitatively different to me).

Yes, I suppose it is orthogonal. Perhaps what I want is inifinite "undo" for
each and every setting :-)


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