July 13th, 2005

#^&%!

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Читал и плакал ;)
Amanda the User Interface Programmer
Amanda is writing some user interface code for an innovative new spreadsheet program. She wants it to appeal to the users of Microsoft Excel and Lotus 1-2-3 but knows that they have spent years learning the user interface quirks of those programs. Amanda has to choose between copying the user interface and spending 10 years in federal court or making her new program work in a gratuitously different manner (in which case each user has to spend several days relearning commands that they already knew in their old programs).
http://philip.greenspun.com/research/software-pricing


"Spending 10 years in federal court" напомнило пост про юристов и юзабилистов.