Which HCI? (was Re: Technology as Dribble Glass)

Michael Butler (mmb@best.com)
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 19:28:32 -0800 (PST)

Ummm, I think we have a namespace collision here. I think Anders means
Human-Computer Interface, and Warrl means Handgun Control Inc. Am I right?


On Fri, 12 Dec 1997, Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin wrote:

> > From: Anders Sandberg <asa@nada.kth.se>
> > I think less drastic measures are more effective (if you remove one
> > idiot, two takes his place); we should both demand better designs
> > and try to promote good design (as you all know, I'm constantly
> > cheering HCI as one of the most important >H areas). We need both
> > positive and negative fitness gradients.
> Hm... I assume you are regarding HCI as one of the negative
> gradients, as they have never designed anything which would not be
> counterproductive to their alleged purpose.
> Or perhaps you have some inside knowledge about their TRUE purpose?
> (There are enough people in that group, of sufficient intelligence,
> that I cannot believe ALL of them are unaware of how their public
> actions oppose their public purpose. Unfortunately, the alternative
> belief is that some of them -- and I don't know which ones -- are
> committing intellectual fraud rather than intellectual error.)
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