The goal is absolute clarity and lack of ambiguity so that decisions can be made quickly. Visual effects can obscure the facts and misrepresent proportions and ratios, thus leading to incorrect conclusions.
Of course! That's why every damn application I use these days has its own "skins" and its own custom layout. Using a standard, familiar window layout would allow me to actually get some work done without having to search for the menus and buttons. Can't have that, can we?
(Unless, of course, you're doing it to deliberately annoy or inconvenience Facebook.)
As I recall, the pilot landed that one safely because the plane had a mechanical backup system (an air turbine) that gave him minimal hydraulic power—and also because he was an experienced glider pilot who probably got more miles out of his starting altitude than most professionals (or computer systems) could have.
These days, I'm a programming god to my children for screensavers written in QuickBasic, fairly skilled in some specialized stuff, sort of an amateur in Python and JS, mostly baffled by PowerShell, and utterly ignorant of C, C++, C#, Visual C-minus, C for Dummies, Hi-C.....
- Spying on us
- Infecting us
- Coating our lungs
- Defending us from all the above
Life in the cloud, indeed.
Yeah, lots of English there.