Thursday, December 5, 2013

StarTrek computing.

Not so long ago at least for me Mainframe, C=64, Fruit ][, Trs-80, MSDOS, CPM, and Unix  was all command line. When gui interfaces first came out ,users screamed bloody murder if they had to use a mouse. Now if you suggest using the command line aka keyboard, you get the same bloody murder reaction. Reminds me of the Star trek movie where Scotty tried to talk to a computer and found  that he had to use the keyboard
[faced with a 20th century computer]
Scotty: Computer! Computer?
[He's handed a mouse, and he speaks into it]
Scotty: Hello, computer.
Dr. Nichols: Just use the keyboard.
Scotty: Keyboard. How quaint.

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