Want to know what I think the next UI breakthroughs will be? Here are two, both of which can be considered a return to fundamentals: Command line languages Physicality: the return to physical devices, where we control things by physical movement; turning, moving, and manipulating appropriate mechanical devices This column discusses the return to command line interfaces. In a future column I will talk about the return to physical controls: physicality. COMMAND LINE LANGUAGES Once upon a time, computers were controlled by commands. The interaction paradigm was based on a control language; users entered commands and respective arguments…
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