• Subject: Re: GUI
  • From: nina jones <ddi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 02 Mar 1999 08:11:21 -0600
  • Organization: data design inc http://www.datadesigninc.com

> > I have a (well, many) personal opinion (which I'll share):  a green screen
> > is more useful for heads-down, pound-the-keys data entry than a GUI.  GUIs
> > are more useful in a onesy-twosy mode, or for graphics.

i was in seattle last week, and our customer had written some access programs to
maintain a p/c version of their membership data.

they were showing it to me, and it took 2 minutes to call it up over their
network.  i asked if it was always that slow, and she said no, 2 minutes was
good, when it's slow it takes 5 minutes to call it up.

i was (and still am) stunned - how on earth can people think that is better?

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