November 22, 2004
Brent Simmons uses Cocoa Bindings, and likes doing so. Issues arise with backwards compatibility. Thoughts lead to future Apple Enterprise style technologies that are coming to the desktop Mac OS X frameworks.
September 24, 2004
Reminding myself of Guido's review of Jef Raskin's "The Humane Interface"
July 04, 2004
In the mid-nineties, there were two promising developments in the realm of desktop data management. Ten years later, the masses are finally about to get them.
June 16, 2004
Joel Spolsky has a very interesting article about How Microsoft Lost the API War
October 29, 2003
I've been compiling notes about the Lisa, Mac OS, Windows, OS/2, Mac OS X, Cairo, and more, in the recent week. I've been doing this in order to write some entries about where OS design has been, is going, may be going, should have been, could have been, etc. A lot of what I've compiled so far has been written up already, either by me or by others. I wanted to share a few of these.
October 28, 2003
More XML based user interfaces? *sigh*
October 25, 2003
Comparing my experiences over the last year with Mac OS X Jaguar with my initial thoughts and expectations.
Dave Hyatt posts a list of what's new in Safari 1.1, which is included in Panther. Will these fixes find their way back to Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2)?
Ever since I first used a Mac in the mid eighties, and its amazing Commodore 64 knockoff GEOS, graphical operating system environments have always fascinated me. With the release of Mac OS X 10.3, and with Windows Longhorn in development, I thought it was time to make a new category and a new series on how it's all going, and where we might go from here.
October 23, 2003
A concept video from Apple's past reminds me of some other cool technologies and concepts that have fallen into the cracks.
June 23, 2003
Quick thoughts on Apple's Panther unveiling. I like the new iDisk features. I'm still uncertain about the new Finder...
March 09, 2003
As my recent long winded posts have already proven, I've fallen in love with the Lisa Office System. I'm...
March 08, 2003
I had looked for this page a while back and finally found it again: Lisa GUI Prototypes shows the story...
A look back at the Lisa Office System challenges the conventions (and some would say "cruft") of modern user interfaces, and also reveals a stunning similarity to OpenDoc. What might things be like if the Lisa could have been produced for the price of the Macintosh?
March 05, 2003
News.com covers the latest Windows Longhorn leak, giving a lot of attention to the WinFS, aka Windows Future Storage. (Curiously...
February 21, 2003
Writing about XDocs (err, InfoPath), Jon Udell says: 10. It represents a paradigm shift. I try to avoid the "P"...
Evaluating the Spring alternate desktop for Mac OS X, and wondering what might happen if we ever do move beyond the folder/file paradigm.
February 20, 2003
Richard Jones, the primary developer behind the Roundup issue tracking system (and also the cool new Python Package Index, described...
December 02, 2002
For as long as it's been possible, I've had my Mac OS X dock placed on the right side...
November 11, 2002
One response to the "When Interfaces Go Crufty" article is this one by John Gruber. Some of Johns responses...
Continuing my thoughts on Interface Cruft (sparked by this paper by Matthew Thomas), this is a quick post about one...
November 07, 2002
Matthew Thomas writes an interesting post titled "When good interfaces go crufty". It's an interesting read and he raises a...
October 15, 2002
If this turns out to be true, it will be very interesting: Journaling File System Layer to appear in Mac...
August 24, 2002
So, Jaguar, Jagwire, Jaguar. It's time for the industrie report to join the countless others.Interesting items:
Command-tab now working like Mac...