Concern for usability and ergonomics
ian at darwinsys.com
Fri Jul 13 17:25:26 CEST 2007
Several weeks ago Sean wrote:
> I totally agree with your points. Please keep in mind that this was our
> first design. And that we are using an ID design that simply wasn't made
> for what this project has become. It was originally designed for a
> completely different usage scenario.
I just came across this mail and thought of something: "not necessarily
bad". The Java language and runtime was originally designed for a
completely different usage scenario. The Oak language (renamed to Java
in 1995) was designed to write the code in set-top TV boxes. Yet it went
on to almost totally conquer the large corporation enterprise server
market. Reuse can work well...
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