[cap-talk] OOUI

ihab.awad at gmail.com ihab.awad at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 16:29:25 CDT 2008

On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Jed Donnelley <jed at nersc.gov> wrote:
>  If what you're saying is that the missing piece is the underlying
>  OO infrastructure then we are in perfect agreement.

Yes, that's what I'm saying.

>  I believe the power box UI can apply to any object (not just a file)
>  and to any domain separated running programs (not just 'processes').


>  I'm not sure what problem you are referring to.   Can you perhaps
>  give an example of a needed OOUI that the power box model can't
>  be applied to?

The power box model and the OOUI are okay. It's just that all the data
in the world is stored in files and SQL databases, protected by coarse
grained ACLs, and (references to) objects are considered short-lived

>  I agree that the Mac Finder and the Windows Explorer shells
>  are OOUIs.  That's partly why the same effective user
>  interface works so naturally over an OO infrastructure
>  to provide effective POLA.

Yup. :)


Ihab A.B. Awad, Palo Alto, CA

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