March 9, 2004
Study of the Moment
Slashdot linked to a study The Command Line - The Best Newbie Interface? pointing out that, counter-intuitively, it might be easy for novice users to get a mental model of a computer and generally feel less distracted by using the "evil command line". Heh, maybe the crapness of old-school DOS spoiled it for a generation or more...I mean wasn't that the first "...for Dummies" book?
Quote of the Moment
"Do you think all any of us really want, deep down, is to be loved?"
"No, we want to be rich, to be admired, to eat like a horse and be skinny as a snake. To have small children ask for our autographs, to be on terrific medications that make us calm and witty and sexy. To sing Irving Berlin and Gershwin and Porter at the Oak Room and be described in the Times as 'luminous.' But in the absence of all that, it's enough to be loved."
Product of the Moment
Special translucent clingy shirts that look as if you're wearing a full body tattoo. I know Mo's thinking her new life is best adorned by getting up the gumption to get a real tattoo, albeit a small one, but maybe she chould practice with one of these.