An Essay: From the Philosophy of the Open to the Ideology of the User-Friendly

An Essay: From the Philosophy of the Open to the Ideology of the User-Friendly

Hey folks,

I stumbled across this pretty fantastic essay which gives an historical overview of graphical user interfaces (GUI). It does a great job of describing computer programming’s constant balancing act between user-friendly and user-determined – two things which don’t necessarily go hand in hand. Just one thing to keep in mind as we’re using these digital tools in our respective projects.

Also, who knew that GUIs were a thing since the 1960s?!

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