Tuesday, February 27, 2007

GUIs considered harmful

I was looking through some old folders and found this gem staring at me. For the uninitiated, a GUI is a graphical user interface, essentially that window you are looking at now is part of a GUI. The text is quite long for a blog post, so I found the following link.

"I am increasingly troubled by how many new applications are designed to
work solely under a GUI. While this may make some amount of sense for
people coming from the PC or Mac worlds, one of the strengths of Unix
has always been the ability to use it from anywhere."
Check out the date of authorship... over 14 years old, but still containing kernels of truth!

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