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Posted by John Oct 5, Programming 2 This is a book about getting computers to do what you want them to do. Computers are about as common as screwdrivers today, but they contain a lot more hidden complexity and thus are harder to operate and understand. To many, they remain alien, slightly threatening things. The first is to appeal to our sense of the physical world and build interfaces that mimic that world and allow us to manipulate shapes on a screen with our fingers. This works very well for casual machine interaction. But we have not yet found a good way to use the point-and-click approach to communicate things to the computer that the designer of the interface did not anticipate.
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As such, it is not suitable for beginners. These 68 ways include gotchas e. This concise, scenario-driven approach makes the book especially easy to dip in and out of.