[TUHS] UNIX as literature

Tim Newsham newsham at lava.net
Mon Jun 12 02:18:36 AEST 2006

> This reminded me of a time not so long ago when I was seated in Starbucks in
> Menlo Park enjoying my Caramel Macchiato Venti and overhearing a heated
> debate between 6 or 7 guys about the GUI vs. command line issue. It seemed
> to start when a couple of guys in one party, seemingly unknown to the other
> party, who were talking about kde, rudely butted in to their conversation.
> Anyway the debate got so verbal that in the end they were all ushered out of
> Starbucks in an effort to keep the peace. How funny it was.

The bandwidth of a mouse and menus is not very high.  The bandwidth of a 
keyboard is a lot higher.  Going the other way, though, the bandwidth of 
graphical data is much higher than textual data (perhaps as high
as a thousand words per picture).

> Berny

Tim Newsham

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