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Sorry super-geeks: Command line = GUI _give me an example of a non-graphical user interface #GUI #linux #cybernetics

The command line, the preferred interface for the best and brightest computer users, has become a battle line in usability and coding. There is an active group that makes a distinction between a command line interface and all other types of user interfaces.http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/why-guis-suck-revisited-515

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Intra-industry rivalries are fine…reporters for a major daily paper compete among each other regularly for the best stories. The problem is when insider rivalries start affecting everyone's bottom line. http://it.slashdot.org/story/11/04/05/2229243/The-Case-Against-GUIs-Revisited

All computing professionals need to stop making the command line a special, distinctive interface among other interfaces. It is, undoubtedly, the fastest for experienced users. This fact is not up for debate. Command line is the fastest.

However, it is still a GRAPHICAL user interface. You read words and type. It's not done by sense of smell, people. The only difference is typing vs using a mouse or other device.

As a design professional, I see it as my job to work towards an interface that lets ANY users interface with the efficiency the command line offers an experienced user.

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