[LINK] Are GUI design standards no longer relevanr?

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Tue Jan 19 09:28:17 AEDT 2010

On Mon, 18 Jan 2010, Ivan Trundle wrote:

> On 18/01/2010, at 9:22 PM, David Lochrin wrote:
>> Words are best.  This is why civilisation evolved written language from pictographs.
> Words are best? I love such generalisations, especially since I've spent most of my working life as an editor...

Imagine a culture who had never seen or heard of a bow and arrow, 
or tipped spear.

Then present them with this symbol:


And ask them what it means.......

What we know is formed by what we are familiar with.    That is how 
I understand it, anyway!


Rachel Polanskis                 Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
grove at zeta.org.au                http://www.zeta.org.au/~grove/grove.html
    "The perversity of the Universe tends towards a maximum." - Finagle's Law

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