Archive for the 'Usability' Category

Xcode Pasteboard Accumulator

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Way back in the MPW days, I used to rely heavily on an extension for the IDE that put powerful pasteboard manipulation tools in the window header. Essentially these tools let you treat your pasteboard like a stack, so you could easily accumulate multiple copies and then paste them all out at once. For some […]

iPhone 0.9

Monday, January 29th, 2007

TUAW points us to a a choice Newton video, from 1993. In spite of some dated production qualities, this video could serve as a template for marketing the greatest features of the iPhone. Syncing, address books, To Dos, “instant messages.” Lots of features ripe for comparison with the iPhone and other modern devices. It even […]

Macintendo Family Values

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Update: 12/29/2006 Disclaimer: This article is not news. It is humor as a backdrop for high-level analysis. Please do not cite it as a rumor, or even as speculation. The “announcement” is not based on any factual information that has been made available to me. Although I enjoyed the fantasy of a Nintendo/Apple partnership as […]

One Small Step For A Man Page

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Most of the time when I download some new piece of software, it’s mere seconds before I’m frothing at the mouth about some interface or usability problem. Which makes me sit up and take notice when a piece of software just does something damned elegantly, damned easily, and damned beautifully. Bwana, from Bruji, is one […]