Real-World Interfaces

Ben Brooks:

I would guess that most «new» computer users actually don’t know that these things are mimicking their physical counterparts — well they know in the sense that it looks like a physical good, but I doubt they every think: «I used to have a calculator just like this one».

I’m not sure if it’s true that most people will see a calculator on a computer screen before they see a «real» one, but I think the point is sound: as computers replace physical items more and more often, many people will use the computer version before ever seeing the real version.

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