On usability

You can tell that the usability of a system has a serious problem when a very simple task takes at the very list thirteen arcane commands in a Unix prompt. You can also tell that you need a usability expert/committee of some sort when this problem is there for many years (if not more) and noone has done something about it.

P.S. Just because there isn’t a huge market around them (like web sites) doesn’t mean that command line tools cannot be (un-)usable.


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