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Interacting In Chaos

  • Dan R. OlsenJr.
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)

Abstract

In considering which research problems to work on next, one must consider the key uses for future computing technology. To such roles are the support of interpersonal communication and the management, analysis and synthesis of massive amounts of information. When one considers the Macintosh and the impact it has had on computing it is important to understand that it was fundamentally not a computing engine but a communications device. The medium for communication was paper rather than electronic but the Mac was and is all about creating paper artifacts for communication among people. Even today when one examines a software catalog for Windows or the Mac, more than 90% of the software offered is focused on internet or paper-based communications. There is very little that computes or calculates in the classical sense.

Keywords

Semantic Model Surface Representation Application Architecture Hardware Interface Divergent Force 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan R. OlsenJr.
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    • 2
  1. 1.Human Computer Interaction InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentBrigham Young UniversityUSA

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