Re: Minimalism

Subject: Re: Minimalism
From: Nicholas Russon <nrusson -at- LAVASYS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 11:14:58 -0500

Robert Palmondon wrote (in part):

>Really good intuitive design eliminates the need for a lot of documentation.
>So does less-intuitive design if it's part of a universal standard.
>I've never seen a piece of documentation telling the user to raise the
>little red flag in his mailbox when he wants the carrier to pick up
>a letter.
Oh! So that's what that flag is for! Never having lived anywhere
other than towns and cities, I've never had to figure out the
purpose of that item. I rather thought it was for the letter carrier
to indicate to the homeowner that there was mail to be
picked up from the letterbox!

So much for intuition, eh? ;-)


Nicholas Russon
nrusson -at- lavasys -dot- com (work) nrusson -at- interlog -dot- com (home)

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just, and
omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of
gods. If such a board actually exists it operates precisely like the
board of a corporation that is losing money. (H.L. Mencken)

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