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RE: [ba-unrev-talk] Got a Hammer?

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From: owner-ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org
[mailto:owner-ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org]On Behalf Of John Maloney
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 9:40 AM
Subject: [ba-unrev-talk] Got a Hammer?
Great article    (01)

"Why hasn't fax died off? In part because sometimes it's more natural to
visualize something, to circle and scribble in the margin, and send it back.
Paper, whiteboards, blackboards, napkins, tablets: scribbling is very
"touch" oriented; it's a very human thing, and it's a great UI."    (02)

scribbling rocks. I program on gigahertz machines with far too much RAM to
make any difference, using all kinds of nifty editors, middleware etc, but I
keep a large blotter and a pencil beside me - and that's where I think.    (03)

-graham (who still finds that when all he has is a hammer everything looks
like a baby seal)    (04)

"Unless you do very little work online, the concept of weaving all of
your activity into a single web page couldn't be more misguided - from
an efficiency and effectiveness standpoint."    (05)

erythingLooksLikeABrowser.html    (06)

IMO, the WWW is simply not a collaborative medium. It is hard to imagine
shoehorning all manner of human interaction into a web page.(?) It just
doesn't make sense. Rather, a rich -intermodal- collaborative Internet
client is a far more natural, social and human (humane?) approach.    (07)

Developers targeting the WWW for collaboration are chasing the dragon.    (08)

Considering the 'browser' as the least common denominator for seamless,
ad hoc, global collaboration and community is also foolhardy.    (09)

-jtm    (010)