Todd R. Warfel wrote:
"But back to Fitz's Law, it still remains "near" the corner, one of the most
easily accessible areas, that is if you're running X. However, if you're
running Classic, then the Trash can can be moved anywhere on the desktop,
which completely violates Fitz's law."
Fitts' Law doesn't say anything about corners in the sense of the location.
The corner isn't useful unless the hotspot is right against the edge.
Meaning I can flick my mouse to the bottom right and no aiming is involved.
Elizabeth wasn't splitting hairs, she's stating the only point about Fitts's
law that's useful. For example, the Win95 Start button was "near" the corner
but actually not quite there. Hence, it completely lost any advantage it
would have had.