Absolutely.  Agreed.  GUI has its place, and the place is substantial.

But so there's plenty of room for green screen.  My original comments are that green screen doeasn't have to be as bad as it has been.  There are tools to make green screen behave better.  Mouseable scroll bars on subfiles.  Radio buttons for selections.  Push buttons.

But we should remember that most GUI requires a fairly expensive work station and that there are lots and lots of places that a terminal will do all that needs doing.  Easier maintenance, easier installations, easier training, better discipline  (no solitare!) and other reasons.  For the shops that want terminals and aren't looking to having one technician per 18 work stations, then green screen makes sense.   We need to offer these users new techniques and best-of-class offerings.  

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Obviously, there are some applications which can only be performed with a
GUI -- applications which show photos, do modeling, etc.

But the bottom line is that most people prefer to use a nicer looking
application. Some GUIs might be poorly designed, but don't throw out the
baby with the bathwater. For me, there is no comparison. And GUI sells.


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