Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Death of the Desktop

4 Jun 2010 - 8:53am
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Richard Carson
2010

The desktop is so one-dimensional. It needs to be destroyed and renamed!

On Jun 3, 2010, at 4:58 PM, elvenmuse wrote:

> exactly, it really doesn't make any sense to use a metaphor of desktop... > in something that can be a "laptop" or a "desktop computer". This desktop > metaphor, although useful in its time is now quite dated from a Design > POV. > > > @ nixkuroi - > > > > It would be to change the metaphorical usage of "Desktop" to one that > > mattered. > > > > On Jun 1, 2010, at 9:17 PM, nixkuroi wrote: > > > > > @Richard - How does that make it more usable? I'd think it'd make it > > less > > usable because it seems the file system would confuse it with a directory > > separator when using the command line :) > > > > > > Then again... > > > > > > @Elvenmuse - why bother? Isn't the idea to completely remove the > > command > > line entirely?

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4 Jun 2010 - 12:05pm
elvenmuse
2010

But as what? I proposed Simple UI instead of GUI, but lets be honest... it will be known mostly in design and technology "circles". What about simply "interface"... as in "the Interface of my computer", "the Interface of my phone", and so on... desktop, besides 1 dimensional is... too static.

> The desktop is so one-dimensional. It needs to be destroyed and renamed! > > On Jun 3, 2010, at 4:58 PM, elvenmuse wrote: > > > exactly, it really doesn't make any sense to use a metaphor of > desktop... > > in something that can be a "laptop" or a "desktop computer". This > desktop > > metaphor, although useful in its time is now quite dated from a Design > > POV. > > > > > @ nixkuroi - > > > > > > It would be to change the metaphorical usage of "Desktop" to one that > > > mattered. > > > > > > On Jun 1, 2010, at 9:17 PM, nixkuroi wrote: > > > > > > > @Richard - How does that make it more usable? I'd think it'd make > it > > > less > > > usable because it seems the file system would confuse it with a > directory > > > separator when using the command line :) > > > > > > > > Then again... > > > > > > > > @Elvenmuse - why bother? Isn't the idea to completely remove the > > > command > > > line entirely? > >

6 Jun 2010 - 5:27am
Joeri Kiekebosch
2010

I actually never see my desktop while using my laptop.. It's only use is to play around with nice backgrounds. Mac has really nice tools to quickly bypass your "desktop" to launch apps. So why not call it "Gallery" or something in that regard :)

8 Jun 2010 - 9:05pm
elvenmuse
2010

en SUI doesn't even have a bg picture... therefore the desktop (as design metaphor) is dead.

> I actually never see my desktop while using my laptop.. It's only use is > to > play around with nice backgrounds. Mac has really nice tools to quickly > bypass your "desktop" to launch apps. So why not call it "Gallery" or > something in that regard :) > >

10 Jun 2010 - 12:07am
cfmdesigns
2004

Isn't it at least two-dimensional, by definition?

On Jun 4, 2010, at 8:23 AM, Richard Carson wrote:

> The desktop is so one-dimensional. It needs to be destroyed and renamed! > >

10 Jun 2010 - 10:05am
elvenmuse
2010

it is a figure of speech... but either way, I prefer the terms: 'antique', "not useful anymore", 'outdated' or "should be deprecated"

> Isn't it at least two-dimensional, by definition? > > On Jun 4, 2010, at 8:23 AM, Richard Carson wrote: > > > The desktop is so one-dimensional. It needs to be destroyed and > renamed! > > > > > >

10 Jun 2010 - 1:09pm
mdostert
2010

The term desktop has history. Many terms have an etyology. For example, if you look at professions that have historically been all men, they use terms that refer to sex or reproduction, such as place the male end in the female end when speaking of wires. If you prefer different terms, then it would be an interesting discussion to see what rational you can come up with for new names!

:)

Maureen Dostert 919.490.8405 mdostert2002@yahoo.com

----- Original Message ---- From: elvenmuse To: mdostert2002@yahoo.com Sent: Thu, June 10, 2010 1:11:58 PM Subject: Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Death of the Desktop

it is a figure of speech... but either way, I prefer the terms: 'antique', "not useful anymore", 'outdated' or "should be deprecated"

> Isn't it at least two-dimensional, by definition? > > On Jun 4, 2010, at 8:23 AM, Richard Carson wrote: > > > The desktop is so one-dimensional. It needs to be destroyed and > renamed! > > > > > >

10 Jun 2010 - 6:05pm
elvenmuse
2010

The term is simply not relevant anymore... I prefer call it simply "interface".

> The term desktop has history. Many terms have an etyology. For example, if > you look at professions that have historically been all men, they use > terms > that refer to sex or reproduction, such as place the male end in the > female > end when speaking of wires. If you prefer different terms, then it would > be > an interesting discussion to see what rational you can come up with for > new > names! > > :) > > Maureen Dostert > 919.490.8405 > mdostert2002@yahoo.com > > ----- Original Message ---- > From: elvenmuse > To: mdostert2002@yahoo.com > Sent: Thu, June 10, 2010 1:11:58 PM > Subject: Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Death of the Desktop > > it is a figure of speech... but either way, I prefer the terms: 'antique', > "not useful anymore", 'outdated' or "should be deprecated" > > > Isn't it at least two-dimensional, by definition? > > > > On Jun 4, 2010, at 8:23 AM, Richard Carson wrote: > > > > > The desktop is so one-dimensional. It needs to be destroyed and > > renamed! > > > > > > > > > > > >

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