Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-desktop-research@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] thesis - support - question - ideas ...
Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 21:02:40
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] thesis - support - question - ideas ... by "b.n."
b.n. wrote:
> >> Unfortunately, SymphonyOS died -- the founder ran out of his own >> money, essentially. UIs are a *huge* business, and while I applaud >> and encourage basic research and initiative, it's *very* difficult to >> turn such research and initiative into cash. > > That's really sad. I never tried Mezzo or SymphonyOS, but AFAIK it was > extremly interesting. > No one has ever tried to take care of Mezzo? :(
I tried them and found them less than satisfying. I don't, for example, think there's such a thing as an "intuitive" user interface.
> >> That said, the sort of UI that I think of as the "UI of the future" >> would be a full virtual reality environment with which one could do >> "whole-body interaction" with a computer. How about an exercise >> bicycle with a keyboard and mouse on the handlebars? A wall-sized >> keyboard one could punch with boxing gloves? Drag-and-drop with >> objects that actually weigh something? > > I hope you're kidding... :)
Not really ... the alternative would be a wireless wearable that you could carry around with you and use while taking long hikes in the woods. -- gentoo-desktop-research@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] thesis - support - question - ideas ... "b.n." <brullonulla@×××××.com>