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GeneralRe: Old systems in the wild. They hurts. Pin
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GeneralAnother free game, if you are interested Pin
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Generalthe "User Illusion" ... what David said Pin
BillWoodruff16-Dec-19 8:46
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Philosopher David Dennet in "Consciousness Explained:" [^]
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When I interact with the computer, I have limited access to the events occurring within it. Thanks to the schemes of presentation devised by the programmers, I am treated to an elaborate audiovisual metaphor, an interactive drama acted out on the stage of keyboard, mouse, and screen. I, the User, am subjected to a series of benign illusions: I seem to be able to move the cursor (a powerful and visible servant) to the very place in the computer where I keep my file, and once that I see that the cursor has arrived ‘there’, by pressing a key I get it to retrieve the file, spreading it out on a long scroll that unrolls in front of a window (the screen) at my command. I can make all sorts of things happen inside the computer by typing in various commands, pressing various buttons, and I don’t have to know the details; I maintain control by relying on my understanding of the detailed audiovisual metaphors provided by the User illusion.
For every person who experiences interaction with the computer as a compelling illusion, there is a programmer for whom users are illusions, and there is a program manager for whom programmers are illusions OMG | :OMG:

More seriously, I think this omits the extent to which GUI skeuomorphism [^] (less fashionable since 1990) "anchors" the users' subjective experience to the functionality of "real-world things" ... a desk, a file cabinet, a ledger, etc. I keep waiting for the "killer" synthesis of voice recognition and (hands free) gesture recognition, and the whole hypothetical AI "bonanza."
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali

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