I have problems with calling an application a gui interface and still needing 
the F3 key.  One point I feel we can all agree on is that gui-izing a green 
screen is not gui.  True gui goes far beyond that.  Designed and implemented 
from the event-based paradigm instead of the cycle-based paradigm allows the 
gui to become both fast and accurate.

The example earlier of the hotel reserveration system strikes me as an example. 
 Why aren't the guests doing their own reservations and reservation equiries?  
It might not be faster, but it is much more effective imho.  Who here has 
tracked their own UPS shipment?  Isn't that a wonderful example of making you 
feel really good about UPS service, yet it doesn't involve a single paid UPS 
employee to give you your own order information.  What can be better than that?

In <36DBC517.A11F691D@James-W-Kilgore.com>, on 03/02/99 
   at 03:01 AM, email@james-w-kilgore.com (James W Kilgore) said:

>Personally I've seen an office staff double to handle the workload under
>a gimp interface.  Sure did look good.  Made it easy for the new people. 
>Pain in the A** for anyone there more than 30 days that wanted to get
>their job done.  Had to remind the newbies that they could actually
>-PRESS- F3 instead of pointing to it and clicking.

Booth Martin

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