Insisting on metaphors that exploit the device's weaknesses (Re: Centralization of graphical awesomeness)

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Wed Oct 28 10:44:06 CET 2009

-[ Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 11:27:03AM +0200, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer ]----
> > [scrolling]
> There are other metaphors available that would fit the device's
> strengths much better. What about paging?

Reading an ebook or looking a webpage or a map is better with scrolling
I guess.

Apart from that, you are right that paging is easier than scrolling
for the hardware and for the user as well (scrolling with a finger is
fun but not very precise nor fast - I remember having difficulties with H1
scrolling application list, looking for tangogps ; it requires too much
attention, especially while driving :)...)

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