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It reminds me of Apple’s Piles concept, which never really saw the light of day. But this is much cooler, and may be a significant step forward in UI design … if some big company takes the hint.[ update July 1 ]
Niko Nyman disagrees with the idea that Bumptop has possibilities. Some good points.
My rejoinder, posted as a comment on his post, and recycled here:
[tags] apple, microsoft, UI, desktop, john koetsier [/tags]
There’s absolutely no question that as a metaphor for 1.5 million files, the desktop fails, and fails miserably.
Where I see something like Bumptop as useful, however, is the transient stuff: the files for the 5 projects you have on the go right now. That’s what is on your physical desktop: not all 1.5 million pieces of paper you’ve seen/touched/needed/wanted at some point in your entire life. And that’s what’s on your virtual desktop.
However, ultimately you’re right. The question is: what do we have to replace the desktop metaphor?
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BumpTop, the failed metaphor…
I know this is a bit last month, but everybody seems to be too enthusiastic about BumpTop. I think it sucks big time. Looks cool, though.
Three Minds @ Organic think BumpTop makes a complex desktop simple. Strangely it is only those who have not once …
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