[…] Marketing has long pictured workers leaning in around the fireplace-like warmth of a cheerful screen. (A gesture echoing the first marketing of the television - or the radio, for that matter). Faked magazine ’screenshots’ and imaginary interfaces like the Apple “Knowledge Navigator” (discussed earlier) often emphasize the screen as providing an approachable, warmly immersive, intuitive, immediate experience which is primarily image-based. But there is a counter-aesthetic that appears in popular depictions of source code - powerful, cooly distancing, esoteric, mediated language. […]]]>
I have viewed the Knowledge Navigator 1st in a training class back in 2000 or so. I was fascinated by it then. The training class was on VoIP with a company called Alcatel.
It really made me think that with the defacto battle between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs who really was in a leadership role throughout the 1980’s
Thank for putting this info together. I will be studying the rest of it later
Former McDonnell Douglas R&D Engineer
Current Business Development Mananger
Absolutely fascinating. Thanks much for the Knowledge Navigator link, as well.
I’ll try to follow up on the links you’ve provided over the next week, but I’d be very interested in hearing more.]]>