Re: Typographical treatment of GUI components

Subject: Re: Typographical treatment of GUI components
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- editors-writers -dot- info>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 02:06:29 -0400

I don't know why Chuck's message was locked in to a newsgroup and I couldn't
click Reply, but had to create a new message.

At any rate, the term he was referring to is this:

Function: noun
Etymology: French, twitch, jerk, from Middle French, from saquer to pull, draw
Date: 1938
: a small rapid jerky movement of the eye especially as it jumps from fixation
on one point to another (as in reading)

"Chuck Martin" <cm -at- writeforyou -dot- com> wrote in message
news:E19cIlX-0006CX-H4 -at- czar -dot- hostingserver -dot- net -dot- -dot- -dot-

> And in fact, your eyes do skim. When you read a book, your eyes actually
> take in blocks of text at once. I didn't beleive it, but we performed an
> experiement that proved it. Here's what you do. Pair up with someone. One
> person reads a book. The other watches the eyes of the reader. Watch the
> eyes start and stop at spots along the page. (I have the name of those spots
> on the tip of my tongue, but I can't quite dig them out of memory.) As
> areader, you may think that you're reading steadily across lines, back and
> forth, but you're really not, physically.

Bonnie Granat
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