On Sun, Jan 06, 2002 at 02:03:02AM +0000, Ronan Waide mentioned:
> that regardless. Thus leading to two very simple principles of UI
> design, viz. The Principle of Least User Astonishment (i.e. the
> application should do the most obvious thing for a given task) and The
> Keyed Slot Principle, or "If it only works one way, make it only FIT
> one way". The latter, I suspect, might be of use to the Tescos trolley
> designers, although the difference in thickness (the necessary
> 'keying' in this case) is insufficent to provide a good solution.
As someone that has burned & blown up a lot of hardware over the years, I
heartily endorse this event or product.
I'd like to add "all easily removeable devices should be hot swappable".
Compact flash IDE Adapters for instance. And I'd like someone to ban
static electricity. It's crap, and really gets on my wick.
The last thing you want after a stressed afternoon trying to work out why
pam is not letting root login on your nice new shiny distro, is to get a
poxy electric shock every time you try and push in a new flash card into a
That is all.
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