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Comment Re:Apple Plan (Score 1) 495

If everybody needed only appliances, who could become a developer? Even Jobs had to have a hacker on his hands to succeed. Now he tries to keep them as far as possible. Passion and marketing can do only so much... What we are witnessing now is an inflation of trademark.

Comment Icons are also visual tags for faster orientation (Score 1) 256

I noticed that I take half a second to a second more to find the now iconless menus in Ubuntu 9.10. It looks like icons can become a visual markers to not actually look at them and decipher their meaning but just to memorize the general outlook of them, like when you read, you read the whole words, not just letter by letter.

Comment Re:I wouldn't want a HTML5 only Web now (Score 1) 265

BTW; if you are concerned about Flash CPU usage, use 10.1 beta which has GPU decoding under Windows. I have seen it using almost nothing while playing 1080P video over youtube.

Wow, that's really sensible, throwing hardware solutions against software that acts like cancer in the web ecosystem since its inception.

Comment The '10s called... (Score 1) 322

... and they wan't their focus back. I can multitask e-mail, phone/SMS, 3 IM chats at a time while watching TV and at the end of the day I can't really remember is a blur (I born in the '80s). I'm trying to scale back on all this distractions by having a call whitelist on my cell phone which is also muted most of the time (SMS is actually better for managing distraction), my e-mail client checks for e-mail every hour or two (or I just leave it closed and open it once or twice a day).

A "multi" prefix doesn't necessarily make tasking better. It's mostly hype if you ask me.

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. -- Ambrose Bierce