Murray's Blog

Usability goes mainstream, finally

There are some good articles in the Economist this week about usability and simplicity of user interfaces. I like the automobile analogy, in which they point out that cars were once so complex that you had to employ a driver/mechanic – equivalent to today's computer support techie. I often find it depressing that we still have to point out this same old obvious stuff, 20 years after the Mac appeared. But some things make me believe that things are going to get better.

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