Author Archives: Valerie Bock

An Embarrassment of Riches

One of the things I like about the computer is that when I acquire software for it that I decide later I don’t really need, the clutter the unneeded stuff creates is totally hidden away once I turn off the box.  This is not the case for dresses or household appliances which seemed like a

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The Price of Progress?

One of the ongoing struggles in the computer world is the quest for the “intuitive” interface. There are consultants who make big money helping software developers create interfaces to their software which might conceivably be understood by the mere mortals who seek to operate it. Personally,  I’m a big fan of Alan Cooper, who pointed

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