What's wrong with this pict...er, video?

3 Jan 2005 - 10:20pm
9 years ago
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Listera
2004

<http://grail.cs.washington.edu/projects/office/>

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

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3 Jan 2005 - 11:26pm
Alain D. M. G. ...
2003

--- Listera <listera at rcn.com> a écrit :
What's wrong with this pict...er, video?
> <http://grail.cs.washington.edu/projects/office/>

Ah yes, I was in the room when they presented this at UIST 2004 in
Santa Fe. It was great fun. I was too polite to laugh out openly.
It's a bit like solving the problem of bats in your attic by funding
research on flying nanobots.

Nothing basically wrong. This is normal when you let engineers
approach any records management/information management problem. They
do it all the time. Of course it is totally unusable.

Alain Vaillncourt

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3 Jan 2005 - 11:36pm
Listera
2004

Alain D. M. G. Vaillancourt:

> This is normal when you let engineers approach any records
> management/information management problem.

How do they actually get funding for this nonsense?

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

4 Jan 2005 - 2:11am
Alain D. M. G. ...
2003

--- Listera <listera at rcn.com> a écrit :
>
> How do they actually get funding for this nonsense?
>
> Ziya

Did I say it was nonsense? You said it, not me!

Kidding aside, even if it is nearly pefectly useless it gives the
graduate students doing the grunt work a good introduction to basic
human-computer interaction fundamentals.

There were actually some presentations (not the main track though)
which were even more useless and did not even give the students
involved much of an intro to HCI.

To answer your question, the funds involved are usually not
considerable. Just enough to hire a grad student or two and to buy a
bit of off-the shelf lab equipment.

Alain Vaillancourt

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