Quote: Marco Arment on Overdoing the Interface Metaphor

July 19th, 2010

“DVD players don’t make fake whirring noises for five minutes before letting you eject a disc to simulate rewinding. Similarly, nobody should need to perform a full-width swipe gesture and wait two seconds for their fake page to turn in their fake book, and nobody should need to click the fake Clear button and start their calculation over because their fake calculator only has a one-line, non-editable fake LCD.”

(from his post “Overdoing the interface metaphor” on Marco.org)

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