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Comment: UX Nightmare! (Score 1) 15

by chinton (#49379203) Attached to: Control Anything With Gestures: Myo Bluetooth Protocol Released
Controlling music? What does Douglas Adams have to say about that?

"For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive—you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program."

Comment: Re:Oh good (Score 1) 164

by chinton (#48325445) Attached to: Discovery Claims It Will Show a Man Being "Eaten Alive" By an Anaconda
I remember when The Science Channel, National Geographic, and Discovery showed actual science programming. Now they are filled with programming about loudmouth d-bags and their "dangerous" jobs, or redneck-backwoods survivors, or people doing stuff naked... I also remember when MTV played videos... Get off my lawn!

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

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