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Member 7989122 wrote:
For your analogy: The traditional way to use software is to pick up the tool, the hammer, and then see if can hit a nail by it. You've got the tool as the primary object, with e.g. the document as more or less secondary, non-primary "data" that is there just for the tool to have something to work on. That is what I have concluded to be backwards.
That's where we diverge.

If I have a nail, I pick up a hammer; a screw, a screwdriver.

But I don't put the tool down when I've finished hammering in one nail or screwing in one screw; I keep hold of the tool and process any other nails/screws that I want to process, and only put the tool down when I've finished.

Similarly, if I want to work on projects, I'll double click the project file, which does the equivalent of picking up the tool to process it for me, but when I've finished working on that project, it's my decision whether to put the tool down or to open another project to process.

It's the same with any tabbed interface -- click an Internet link, it picks up the browser tool for you; close that page, and you should have the option to "process" other pages (which is usually what you want to do) or put the tool down.

It's not the hammer's job to decide that you don't want to bang in any more nails.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!

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