Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Short Poem About User Interfaces

The purpose of computers is to do work,

so I can work less.

Whenever your app makes me work

to serve your app rather than the other way around;

Whenever your app makes me so much as lift a finger or shift my gaze to do something your app could do for me, however trivial,

you are completely missing the point

of what computers are for.

(I know a number of professional drummers who can't keep a beat. They can perform impressive and highly technical things, they can sight-read effortlessly, and they have long resumes from drumming careers...but they seriously can't keep a beat. Why on earth did they become drummers? It drives me absolutely crazy!)

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