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Re: Steve Wozniak: Software Losing Its Human Focus
Posted by: Anonymous 2005-12-23 08:31:37
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Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks software manufacturers have lost their focus on the needs of users, according to an interview with The Cardinal Inquirer. The early days of the Macintosh, he feels, offer a model for developers to follow. Mr. Wozniak commented, "I would try to take us back to the early Macintosh, the failed Lisa-type thinking of philosophies that the human is the center of the world and the computer gets designed around that person."


Re: Steve Wozniak: Software Losing Its Human Focus
Posted by: DATAHOLIC 2005-12-23 08:39:00 In reply to: Anonymous
What Mr. Wozniak says is not a surprise at all. It only took me ten (10) years to find an application to create a web page/site. Some application publishers, such as MacroMedia don't even believe in instruction manuals and Adobe doesn't have a clue on how to write one. But this is par for the course. Of course, this depresses the sales of the software if one cannot buy usable software. Apple is also a problem. After 11 years AppleScript is no more usable than when it came out and Automator is a kludge and an admission by Apple that it cannot make AppleScript usable. By the same token Apple will not listen to the end users that own and use their products.
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